Taliban gunmen are suspected of shooting dead five female airport workers and their driver in southern Afghanistan today (December 17, 2016), because the radical Islamic group is opposed to women working outside the home, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.
The women were in a van going to the airport in the southern Kandahar province when at least three gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at them, provincial spokesman Samim Kheplwak told AFP.
"All the women and their driver aboard the van were killed. The attackers fled the area and we have launched an investigation," he said.
Kandahar International Airport Director Ahmadullah Faizi said the women were employees of a private company who would provide luggage and body search services for female passengers.