Gunmen Execute 15 Minority Shia Muslims in Afghanistan

Shortly after 12 a.m. Friday, a group of armed men stopped three minibuses carrying civilians through Ghor province and ordered all 32 passengers to disembark, Afghan officials said. After checking their ID cards, the assailants separated the ethnic Hazaras from the group and executed them on the side of the road.

“The Hazaras were killed and the rest were released,” said Anwar Rahmati, the governor of Ghor. “This is a crime against humanity and it’s horrific.”