A couple has been shot dead by Taliban militants in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military in the North said Friday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the couple was shot dead at around noon time in Awzan Saqal Village in Gosfandi district the province.

The statement further added that circumstances surrounding the killing of the couple have not been ascertained so far.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Sar-e-Pul is among the relatively volatile provinces in Northeastern parts of the country. Taliban militants are active in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.

This comes as Taliban militants had snatched 100 sheep from the local residents in the same district nearly a week ago.