Gunmen shot dead eight de-miners and wounded another two of the Mine Detection Centre (MDC) in central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.
The incident took place at around 11:00 am in Mas Ainak area of Mohammad Agha district.
Malim Inayatullah, MDC deputy head, told Pajhwok Afghan News two groups of the MDC were working in Mohammad Agha. “It is unclear whether our workers are attacked in the site or on way to office,” he added.
Provincial Council Head Abdul Wali Wakil said de-miners vehicle came under Taliban’s attack in Tobgee area of Mas Ainak, killing more than six persons.
Soon after the incident, local forces entered into clash with insurgents, which was still underway, he said.
Deputy Governor Mohammad Hashim Faizi confirmed exchange of gun fire was ongoing between police and rebels in Mas Ainak area. He was unaware about the killing of de-miners. Taliban yet to comment on the incident.