Three women and one child were shot dead by the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's northern Sar-e-Pul province, officials said Monday.
The four people were killed in Belanghor-e-Naw area of Sayyad district overnight.
Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for provincial governor, said that the victims were accused by the Taliban of cooperating with the Afghan government.
He said that the incident happened in the Taliban-held territory.
In a separate incident, Taliban militants have reportedly stoned a man and woman after accusing them of adultery in Logar province, south of Kabul.
The incident happened on Sunday in a remote area of Mohammad Agha district, the Associated Press reported citing Salim Saleh, a spokesman for provincial governor.
Taliban have not commented over the incidents so far.