Seventeen civilians beheaded in Afghanistan's Helmand
Seventeen civilians have been beheaded in Afghanistan, local officials say, with 10 Afghan soldiers killed in a separate incident.
The civilians died in Musa Qala district, in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday night.
The 10 soldiers were killed in the same province when insurgents attacked a security checkpoint also on Sunday.
Meanwhile, an Afghan soldier reportedly killed two foreign soldiers on Monday in eastern Laghman province.
"Last night 17 local villagers, two women and 15 men, were beheaded by unknown people in Kajaki district," Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for Helmand province, told Agence-France Presse (AFP) news agency.
"We don't know who was behind the killings at this time. We're investigating," he added.
The attack on the 10 soldiers took place in Washir district. It left four other Afghan soldiers injured and at least another five missing, reports said.
It is not clear whether they were abducted or went with the attackers voluntarily.
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