An elderly Afghan man sits next to the covered body
Farah - XINHUA
Unknown armed men gunned down 11 civilians and wounded four others in the western Farah province with Farah city as its capital 695 km west of Kabul on Saturday, spokesman for provincial government Jawad Afghan said.
"Fifteen civilians were going to Iran when a group of unidentified armed men stopped them in Abu Nasar Farahi area in Farah province this morning and after questioning brutally opened fire killing 11 of them on the spot and wounding four others," Jawad Afghan told Xinhua.
The official, however, blamed the enemies of peace, a reference to the Taliban militants for brutal killing the ill-fated people, saying all the four injured persons are being hospitalized in a local hospital.
Taliban militants fighting the government are yet to make comment.
Thousands of Afghans are leaving their war-torn country for the neighboring states especially Iran and Pakistan on daily basis to escape the Taliban-lined militancy, economic hardship and unemployment in their country.