QUETTA - Five persons including four Pakistani construction workers were killed in an ambush near Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday. Later, their bodies were handed over to Pakistani authorities at the border town of Chaman. According to reports reaching here, the victims were working with a Japanese construction company in Kandahar. They were on their way to Panjwai, some 30 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City, in a vehicle when they were ambushed by unidentified persons. Four Pakistani workers and their Afghan driver died on the spot while another Pakistani worker sustained injuries. The deceased were identified as Asghar Ali, Mazhar Hussain, Wazir and Muhammad Khan and they belonged to Sialkot, Mianwali, Chakwal and Poonch. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on Pakistani workers in Kandahar. AFP adds: Gunmen on motorcycles shot dead four Pakistanis and an Afghan working for a company building roads in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Afghan Interior Ministry identified the attackers only as 'terrorists and said the labourers were attacked at 7:30 am while on their way to work at a site operated by the SAITA road construction company. SAITA employs around 1,000 Pakistanis in Afghanistan, working mainly on road construction projects funded by grants from Japan and Europe, said a company executive, Ajmal Farooqi, who confirmed the deaths of four Pakistanis. They were going to work when this incident took place, he said. A Taliban spokesman said he was unaware of the incident. Our friends did not say anything about it, we dont have information about the incident, said Yousuf Ahmadi, speaking by telephone from an undisclosed location.