- The Washington Times - Friday, July 25, 2014

Taliban terrorists stopped a convoy of minibuses traveling through western Afghanistan, questioned the passengers, then pulled all the Shiites into the road and shot them dead.

Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of Ghor province, saie about 30 people were traveling on the three buses when they were halted, The Associated Press reported.

The Islamic militants then demanded to know which riders were Shiite. Fourteen were identified — including three women. The terrorists then bound their hands and led them off the bus and down the road.

The 14 were shot and killed.

The other passengers were allowed to continue their journey.

Among the dead were an engaged couple and their relatives, AP said.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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