0440 GMT December 18, 2017
The convicts were executed at Pul-e-Charkhi prison in the capital Kabul, abcnews.go.com reported.
Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Wednesday that Askar Anwari, a former member of the provincial council in Herat was among the five who were hanged.
Rahimi said the executions were carried out after three appeals courts and President Ashraf Qani confirmed the death sentences of the five.
The group had been involved in the kidnapping and murder of a deputy head of a construction company, as well as other illegal activities.
In May 2016, Ghani approved the executions of six suspects convicted on terrorism charges.