The Taliban militants have beheaded the acting chief of the regional human rights commission of Ghor province of Afghanistan.

The local officials confirmed that the Taliban militants beheaded Abdul Samad Amiri, the acting chief of the regional human rights commission of Ghor province earlier today.

Deputy provincial governor of Ghor Habibullah Radmanish confirmed that the dead body of Mr. Amiri was discovered along the Kabul-Ghor highway on Thursday morning.

Radmanish further added that the Taliban militants had abducted Mr. Amiri from Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province three days earlier.

Meanwhile, officials in Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan have said that Mr. Amiri was not decapitated but the militants shot him to death after abducting him.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.