The embassy statement gave scant details of the attack but an
Afghan official in Herat said a rocket-propelled grenade had
been fired at the vehicle.
"Two men attacked a foreign vehicle with a RPG and then ran
away," provincial district chief Haji Bashir Ahmad told Reuters
by telephone. The U.S. embassy statement said both of the
injured were taken for treatment at a Spanish-run hospital in
Hours earlier, President Barack Obama announced plans to reduce
the number of American troops in Afghanistan from 32,000 to
9,800 by the beginning of next year, and gradually reduce the
force to a smaller embassy presence by the end of 2016.
Last Friday, Afghan security forces in Herat killed at least
three gunmen and suicide bombers following an attack on the
Indian consulate in Afghanistan's third largest city and main
gateway to Iran.
(Reporting by Jalil Ahmad, Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati;
Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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