The deceased are two women and a man, originally from Catalonia.


The Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court has opened proceedings this Saturday for the attack that occurred this Friday in Afghanistan and which has cost the lives of three Spanish tourists, in addition to seriously injuring another who had to undergo surgery.

Among the fatal victims of the attack were a man and two women of Spanish nationality: R.B.R. born in Girona, S.V.B. born in Figueres (Girona) and E.S.V. born in Barcelona.

The public prosecutor’s office has specified in a statement that proceedings have been opened in order to determine the events that occurred and their consideration as a crime of terrorism, as well as the clarification of responsibilities in the same.

The Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court has explained that it is responsible for exercising jurisdiction over the investigation due to the power it has to investigate on a preliminary basis the commission of facts that may constitute a crime and “there are indications that the facts may be considered a crime.” crime of terrorism”.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has mobilized a group of diplomats from Pakistan and Qatar – the country where the Spanish ambassador to Afghanistan resides for security reasons – in the direction of the Afghan capital with the mission of caring for the victims of the attack.

Sources from the Ministry have indicated that the priority will be to immediately attend to the victims and the rest of those affected, in addition to initiating the procedures for the repatriation of the bodies and the transfer of the injured person to Spain as soon as their medical circumstances allow.

According to information collected by the Government, a group of six Spanish citizens who were traveling in the Bamiyan region, in central Afghanistan, were attacked this Friday by at least one armed man who opened fire indiscriminately against the group when They shopped at an open-air market.

The two remaining Spaniards in the group have been unharmed and have told the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, in a telephone conversation, that they are fine in the capital waiting to be able to leave the country in the next few hours.