According to local authorities in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, at least 12 local Taliban commanders were executed by masked men who are believed to be Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militants.
The officials are saying that the masked militants have recently increased to their insurgency activities in this province and their main target is to kill the local Taliban militants.
Provincial governor, Hafiz Abdul Qayum, said the masked men hanged 12 Taliban commanders after they failed to disrupt the elections earlier in April.
A video released by Afghan security institutions shows the masked men are hanging four local Taliban commanders.
Local residents are also saying that the masked men can not speak the local Dari and Pashtu langues and communicate with people through gestures.
Nuristan is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan which shares border with the tribal region of Pakistan.
Taliban militants and other insurgent groups including Pakistani militants are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.