According to local authorities in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, Taliban militants on Sunday night beheaded a number of Afghan civilians after attacking a party around 10:00 pm local time in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi confirming the report said at least 18 civilians including 3 women were beheaded by the Taliban militants.

Mr. Ahmadi further added the incident took place in Roshanabad village in Mosaqa Qala district.

He said the main motive behind the execution of the civilians is not clear yet however he said Afghan security forces have launched an investigation in this regard.

In the meantime Mosa Qala district chief Nematullah said Taliban militants beheaded 15 men and 3 women who had participated in a musical event.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the report.