Gunmen kill 13 Afghan coal miners

Staff Report

BAGHLAN, Afghanistan -- Gunmen on Friday (January 6) in Baghlan Province shot and killed 13 coal miners, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, quoting Faiz Mohammad Amiri, governor of Tala wa Barfak District, Baghlan Province.

The slain miners were all Shia Hazaras, he said.

No group has claimed responsibility, but Amiri said the likely culprit was the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL).

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