Daesh militants have beheaded three brothers in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, after accusing them of cooperating with the Afghan government, local officials said on Monday.
This comes just a day after Daesh claimed responsibility for Sunday’s deadly suicide bombing at a population registration center in Kabul city that killed almost 60 people.
Nangarhar officials said on Monday that the three brothers, Nisar, Naeem and Wahab worked in the medical sector.
Officials said the incident took place in Chaparhar district of the province.
Meanwhile, provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani has rejected the claims by Daesh that the brothers had links to government.
AFP meanwhile reported the men aged 19, 24 and 27 were taken from their home and killed on Sunday night.
According to AFP, the eldest brother Nisarl, 27, was a doctor at a private clinic, the middle brother Naeem, 24, was working as a vaccine campaigner and the youngest Wahab, 19, was a medical student.
AFP also quoted Khogyani as saying the father of the victims was a doctor who was beheaded last year by Daesh.
CORRECTION: TOLOnews.com this week published a photograph of what we believed were the three brothers killed by Daesh earlier this week. However, only one of the three brothers appears in the photograph, the other two doctors are his colleagues. TOLOnews apologizes for this error.
The doctor circled in read, in the photograph, is one of the three brothers killed by Daesh on Sunday night.