Afghanistan Hezb-e-Ismali party has claimed the killing of 8 foreigners and 2 of their Afghan interpreters in the north-eastern Badakhshan provinceThese foreign citizens who had introduced themselves as health workers, were killed with their interpreters, said Hezb-e- Islami in a phone contact with TOLOnews.
Hezb-e-Islami called these men spies and added that they had gone to the province for espionage.
"These ten persons came to Badakhshan through Panjshir, and introduced themselves as doctors, and returned to Nooristan after a few days," the Provincial Police Chief of Badakhshan, Aqa Noor Kintoz, told TOLOnews.
"While returning from Nooristan province to Keran district of Badakhshan, ten militants followed them on the way, killing them after they escaped to the jungles, and they took their money as well," he added.
Six of these foreign citizens were Germans, three of them men and three women, and two others were Americans.
The dead bodies of these foreigners are being carried to Faizabad, the provincial capital of Badakhshan.