Seven members of a family were mysteriously killed in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on Friday, said a statement of the provincial police office on Saturday.

Iran PressAsia: The gruesome incident took place in Jarqala village of Chamtal district late on Friday. The victims, including women, children and men are civilians and members of the same family, the statement said.

Without providing more details, the statement said that an investigation had been initiated into the case.

The perpetrators, according to some villagers, had used pistol and knife in committing the crime.


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