At least five members of a family, including two children, were killed in a Taliban ambush in the northeastern province of Badakshan on Thursday morning, said Sanaullah Rohani, a spokesman for the provincial police chief.
The incident happened in Patawak village in Darayem district in the early hours of Thursday morning as the family was on their way to drop their children off at a madrassa -- Islamic religious school-- and the "Taliban ambushed their car," said Rohani.
“Five family members including children were killed in the ambush and another was wounded,” he said.
Badakhshan police said there is an investigation into the incident.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the attack.