Unknown armed men opened fire and killed six civilians in Ghazni province, 125 km south of Afghan capital Kabul, over weekend, a local newspaper reported Monday.
"The bodies of six civilians, who were killed by unidentified armed men in Andar district of Ghazni province on Saturday and their bodies were abandoned on a road, had been taken to hospital, " citing a police officer Mohammad Hussain, the Daily Outlook reported.
The ill-fated people, according to Baz Mohammad Humat, a doctor in Ghazni hospital, had been executed by spraying bullets, Xinhua reported.
Meantime, a local who introduced himself Nabi Jan in talks with Xinhua, blamed Taliban militants for the murdering, saying all the six persons were ordinary people from Kabul and had worked in Ghazni to support their families.
"Availing Eidul Adha holidays, these people were coming to visit their families in Kabul but the Taliban militants took them out of a bus and executed them," Nabi Jan asserted.
Taliban militants who have influence in Andar district and fighting the government are yet to comment.
In a deadly attack on Friday, first day of Eidul Adha, the largest annual religious festival among the Muslims, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of a mosque in Faryab province, 425 km northwest of Kabul, killing 41 people and injuring 50 others.