KABUL: The Salang tunnel connecting capital Kabul with the northern provinces has reportedly been blocked after a group of insurgents launched an attack.
According to reports, the attack was launched on Southern part of Salang pass which triggered gun battle between the Afghan security forces and the assailants, Khaama press reported Thursday..
In the meantime, a local security official said the militants attacked the convoy of the Afghan police forces and fled the area after the police responded to their fire.
The official confirmed that the main Salang tunnel was closed following the attack and police have launched search in the area against the militants.
He said the militants launched the attack from Ghorband area of northern Parwan province. DNA