Suspected Taliban militants have killed 15 Afghan civilians execution-style after stopping two vehicles travelling in central Afghanistan.
The armed attackers killed 11 men, three women and one child in Ghor Province.
According to local authorities, the gunmen made the vehicles pull over and ordered everyone out, after which they lined the passengers up on the side of the road and shot them one by one.
Ghor provincial police Chief Fahim Qaiem said one man managed to flee.
No group has claimed responsibility for the crime, which took place just as two Finnish female aid workers were killed by unidentified gunmen in the western city of Herat.