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At least 12 foreign tourists, who were being escorted by an Afghan army convoy, were killed by Taliban militants in Western province of Herat in Afghanistan on Thursday. 

Around six more people are believed to be wounded, AFP quoted an Afghan military spokesperson as saying. 

The foreign tourists killed in the Herat province attack included eight Britons, three Americans and one German, Jailani Farhad, spokesperson for Herat's governor told the BBC.

One Afghan driver was also injured in the attack.

"The convoy was ambushed by the Taliban in Chesht-e-Sharif district. The tourists were on their way to Herat from Bamiyan and Ghor provinces," Jailani Farhad, the spokesperson for Herat's governor said, according to the Sun. 

Several travellers were rescued by security forces shortly after the incident took place.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, although the suspicion falls on Taliban.

The attacks comes at a time when the Taliban militants have reportedly intensified their offensives after a lull during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which ended in early July.