KABUL- Taliban militants have killed three teachers and abducted another in western Afghanistan, an official said today.

"The teachers were on the way home in Taywara district late Saturday after attending a seminar in the provincial capital of Cheghcheran," said Abdul Hai Khatibi, spokesman of the Governor of  Ghor province.

"They were ambushed by Taliban insurgents who were likely waiting for them in Shahrak district," Khatibi said. "The insurgents killed three of the teachers on the spot and took another to an unknown location." The militants have not commented so far.