MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Unknown armed men shot dead two miners and a guard of a salt mine in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Saturday, provincial police spokesman Hamidullah Bot Shekan said Sunday.
The attack took place in the Andkhoy district late Saturday night when the unknown armed men opened fire on the workers of the salt mine inside a a break room, killing two workers and a guard on the spot, the official added.
"Motivation behind this crime is yet unclear, and security forces are looking for the perpetrators to bring them to justice," Bot Shekan told reporters.
A villager has confirmed the incident on condition of anonymity, saying the unidentified armed men attacked the break area of the workers late at night and killed the three people.
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. ■