FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Three members of a family were killed and three others wounded in a Taliban ambush in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said.
All the victims are civilians, the official said, adding the incident happened at about 4:00 a.m. local time in Darayim district when a villager Shah Mohammad along with five members of his family was on the way to the neighboring Bagh-e-Sufi village, the official added.
"On the way to Bagh-e-Sufi village the Taliban rebels ambushed and killed three members and injured three others in the deadly attack," Rohani told Xinhua.
However, a villager on the condition of anonymity claimed that five persons including three children were killed and another injured in the ambush.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of Badakhshan province with Faizabad as its capital 315 km northeast of Kabul have yet to claim responsibility.
Target killing by unknown armed men has been on rise in the conflict-battered Afghanistan.
Late on Tuesday unknown armed men allegedly linked with the Taliban outfit shot dead a sport trainer in PD 5 of Kabul city.