Taliban militants killed three teachers and abducted another in western Afghanistan, an official said Sunday.

“The teachers were on the way home in Taywara district late Saturday after attending a seminar in the provincial capital Cheghcheran,” said Abdul Hai Khatibi, governor spokesman for Ghor province.

“They were caught by Taliban insurgents who were likely waiting for them in Shahrak district,” Khatibi said.

“The insurgents killed three of the teachers on the spot and took another to an unknown location.” The militants have not commented.

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