Afghan officials say the Taliban has killed two high-school students in the northeastern Konar Province after accusing them of spying for the government.
Konar's deputy police chief, Abdul Qader Khan, told RFE/RL that the students were killed on September 20 in the Nari district.
The students were kidnapped last month.
The Taliban has not commented on the claim.
Taliban militants have a strong presence in some areas of Konar, which borders Pakistan's tribal areas.
With reporting by dpa