Afghanistan: local residents find decapitated bodies of 4 Afghans

The men had been kidnapped at gunpoint from the village of Chinoh, Khail said.

A purported Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousof Ahmadi, contacted The Associated Press by telephone and said the Taliban killed the men because they had been allegedly spying for Afghan and coalition forces.

It is not the first time that Afghans have been attacked for being linked to the coalition in a bid to derail this country's U.S.-backed reconstruction, the AP reports.