Taliban execution

A set of photographs have emerged online which purportedly shows the public execution of three men by the Taliban militants in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, the men were executed over murder charges of two doctors few months earlier in Andar district.

The provincial governor spokesman Shafiqullah Nang Sapai said the convicts were members of the Taliban group who were executed in the presence of hundreds of local residents of Andar.

The photographs shows the blindfolded men are sat with their backs turned away from the gunmen and their hands clasped behind their backs before they are shot dead by the insurgents.

A huge crowd, including children gathered at the execution site to witness the public killings. The Taliban militants group said the men had been tried and found guilty by an Islamic court.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in southeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

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This comes as the anti-government armed militants beheaded four abducted civilians in the same province on Friday.

According to the local government officials the civilians were beheaded by militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

The district administrative chief for Malistan in Ghazni province Zamin Ali said the civilians were beheaded after the government rejected a prisoners swap deal.

Ali said the militants demanded the release a group of seven militants who were arrested by the Afghan security forces in Jaghori district.

According to Ali the detained militants included the group’s commander who was identified as Abdullah.

He said the militants abducted the civilians on the same day the group was arrested by the Afghan security forces.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban militants has not commented regarding the report so far.