Afganistan police

13 people executed in northern Afghanistan; Taliban denies role

KABUL — Unknown gunmen executed 13 people traveling in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a local Afghan official.

The attack took place in Balkh province, a relatively peaceful region in northern Afghanistan.

Aside from a lone soldier traveling with the group, all of the victims were civilians belonging to the ethnic Hazara minority, the official said.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hazaras are Shiites. The rest of the Afghan people are Sunni. Any further questions?