MAHMOUD RAQI, Afghanistan, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Taliban attack on the motorcade of Kapisa's provincial governor claimed eight lives including four Taliban militants on Monday, but the governor escaped unhurt, spokesman for the governor said.
"A group of Taliban rebels ambushed the motorcade of Mehrabudin Safi the governor of Kapisa province at 10:00 a.m. local time in Tagab district today. The police escorting the governor returned fire killing four attackers," Qais Qadiri told Xinhua.
Four police were also killed in the firefight lasted for a while, he confirmed.
The police chief of Tagab district also confirmed the incident, saying the governor Safi is safe and sound.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of Kapisa province 65 km north of capital city Kabul have yet to comment.