10 mine-clearing workers killed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, on Wednesday.
The interior ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said “The Taliban entered a compound of a mine-clearing agency and started shooting everyone”.
Baghlan province has seen fierce fighting in recent months, with near-daily battles between the Taliban and government forces in several districts.
Violence has surged across the country since May 1 when the US military began its final troop withdrawal.
In several districts where fighting has been intense in recent months, the insurgents have planted roadside bombs and mines to target government forces, but the explosives often kill and wound civilians.