Seven factory workers gunned down in Nangarhar

Seven factory workers in Sorkhurd district in Nangarhar were killed by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night, the provincial police chief, Major General Juma Gul Himmat said Thursday.

According to Himmat, four suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Sources in the province meanwhile said the victims had worked at a factory manufacturing building plaster and that they were all from Bamiyan province.

Photos from the scene of the shooting meanwhile show the victims had been shot dead and their hands had been bound.

The motive behind the attack is unknown and no group has claimed responsibility.

President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack and said “that by escalating the violence, the Taliban have once again proved that they do not believe in peace and seek to kill our innocent people.”