Suspected Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan killed 12 people after stopping their vehicles on a road in the east of the country, while 50 people were kidnapped in the north, NDTV quoted officials as saying on Wednesday.
The Taliban have made considerable gains in fighting in various parts of the country in recent months and the killing of their leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a US drone attack last month has had no discernable impact on the violence.
Attackers in the eastern province of Ghazni stopped two cars late on Tuesday and shot dead everyone they found.
Several members of the security forces were among those killed, said Jawid Salangi a spokesman for the provincial governor.
Source : MENA