Residents of Paghman district in Kabul claimed that three civilians were killed in an operation by Afghan forces in the Arghandi village in the district on Sunday night.
The residents closed the Kabul-Maidan Shahr highway to protest against the government over the incident.
The residents took the bodies of those apparently killed in the operation to the highway and called for a thorough investigation into the incident.
They said that the victims were three brothers and had a shop and were killed in their home.
“They were stabbed first and were shot after that. They were thrown in a small room,” said Ziaratgul, a relative of those killed.
“We will close the Kandahar highway for the next three days if our demand is not met,” said a relative.
Meanwhile, Paghman district governor Mohammad Naeem Ibrahimi criticized what he called a lack of coordination among relevant offices for the operation. He called attention to the demands of the victims’ families.
“We will follow the case. The governor has vowed to meet them tomorrow (Tuesday),” the district governor said.
No security institution commented on the incident.