They were taken away from mosques in Mandokheil village of Samkani district, said Abdul Rahman Zurmati, the governor of the district.
The militants accuse them of working as local police, but they were civilians, he said.
Taliban have yet to make comment on the report.
Separately, Taliban killed eight Afghan forces and wounded nine others in overnight attacks on security checkpoints around Machalghu dam in Paktia, a security source told 1TV on Saturday.
Afghan forces killed nine Taliban militants and wounded five others in the same area later in the morning, according to the army's Thunder Corps.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Saturday 16 May 2020 12:31