At least 13 coalmine workers in Tala wa Barfak district in Baghlan were shot dead by a group of fighters affiliated to Daesh insurgents on Friday afternoon, local officials said.
Tala wa Barfak district governor Faiz Mohammad Amiri told TOLOnews that the workers were on the way to their homes when they were attacked by the fighters in Anarak village in the district.
He said the fighters had masks on their faces.
Amiri stated that three other workers were wounded in the attack.
Meanwhile, a number of Baghlan residents said the coalmine workers who were attacked by Daesh are from Shia community.
However, officials have not commented on this so far.