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Five Afghan volleyball players shot dead: officials

25 January, 2014

MIHTARLAM: Unknown gunmen shot dead five young Afghan men playing volleyball, officials said on Friday, but Taliban insurgents responsible for much of Afghanistan's unrest denied any involvement in the killings.

The players were gunned down in the eastern province of Laghman at about noon by attackers riding on a motorbike.

"Armed men opened fire on a volleyball game. The players were young men, all innocent, and all of them were killed," Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for Laghman's provincial governor, told AFP.

The Taliban regime between 1996-2001 banned volleyball and many other activities, but a spokesman for the group said it was not responsible for Thursday's deaths.

"We completely reject this allegation. We are not involved in this killing at all. Those who killed them are not our men," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.

Some local reports said the victims had been playing cricket, but Habib-ul-Rahman, the governor of Alingar district where the attack took place, confirmed the provincial spokesman's account and death toll.

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