The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the killing of four engineers and two other employees of the National Solidarity Program, whose bodies were found Tuesday in west Afghanistan.

The insurgent spokesmen who made the claim of responsibility in comments to the AIP news agency did not explain the motive of the crime.

The bodies were found in the Gulran district of Herat province, a provincial government spokesman, Muhaiddin Noori, told Efe, recalling that the six NSP workers were kidnapped on Sunday.

This is the second Taliban attack this month in Herat against employees of the NSP, an official agency created in 2003 with the goal of promoting development projects in rural areas.

At least nine NSP employees who were at work building a bridge and one police officer died in an Aug. 17 Taliban attack in Herat. EFE