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Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city’s main square

The Taliban hanged a useless physique from a crane in the principle sq. of Herat metropolis in western Afghanistan, a witness mentioned Saturday, in a grotesque show that signalled a return to a few of the Taliban’s strategies of the previous.

Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the facet of the sq., informed The Related Press that 4 our bodies have been delivered to the principle sq. and three our bodies have been moved to different components of the town for public show.

Seddiqi mentioned the Taliban introduced within the sq. that the 4 have been caught collaborating in a kidnapping and have been killed by police.

Ziaulhaq Jalali, a Taliban appointed district police chief in Herat, mentioned later that Taliban members rescued a father and son who had been kidnapped by 4 kidnappers after an alternate of gunfire.

He mentioned a Taliban fighter and a civilian have been wounded by the abductors however “the 4 (kidnappers) have been killed in crossfire”. Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of many founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic legislation after they final dominated Afghanistan, informed The Related Press this week that the hard-line motion will as soon as once more perform executions and amputations of arms, although maybe not in public.

Because the Taliban overran Kabul on August 15 and seized management of the nation, Afghans and the world have been watching to see whether or not they’ll re-create their harsh rule of the late 1990s. The group’s leaders stay entrenched in a deeply conservative, hard-line worldview, even when they’re embracing technological modifications, like video and cellphones.

Additionally on Saturday, a Taliban official mentioned a roadside bomb hit a Taliban automotive within the capital of jap Nangarhar province wounding at the least one particular person.

Nobody instantly claimed accountability for the bombing. The Islamic State group affiliate, which is headquartered in jap Afghanistan, has mentioned it was behind comparable assaults in Jalalabad final week that killed 12 individuals.

Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Hanif mentioned the particular person wounded within the assault is a municipal employee.

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