Police in Afghanistan say Taliban militants have killed eight Afghan workers while they were en route to a US base south of the capital, Kabul.
“Eight Afghan workers, who were working in Camp Shank, were killed this morning(Thursday) by Taliban, ” said the deputy police chief in Logar Province, Rais Khan Sadeq.
Sadeq added that the Taliban militants stopped the car of the “ordinary civilian workers” near a village “and shot[them] in the head one by one. ”
Police found their bodies with their eyes blindfolded, the official said. However, there has been no claim of responsibility by the Taliban so far. US-led forces in Afghanistan hire local staff to work on construction projects and other tasks. In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual “offensive” against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan. The militant group said it would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across Afghanistan despite the presence of thousands of US-led foreign troops.