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Taliban killed dozens of ex-Afghan officials: UN report

The Nepal Weekly
February 1, 2022

More than 100 former members of the Afghan government, its security forces and those who worked with international troops have been killed since the Taliban seized over Kabul in August, reveals a report published by the United Nations.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Sunday’s report addressed to the UN Security Council that “more than two-thirds” of the victims were allegedly killed extrajudicially by the Taliban or its affiliates.

“Despite announcements of general amnesties for former members of the Government, security forces and those who worked with international military forces, [the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan] UNAMA continued to receive credible allegations of killings, enforced disappearances, and other violations” against former government and coalition members, reads the report.

The UN mission documented 44 cases of temporary arrests, beatings and threats of intimidation, 42 of them by the Taliban. It also received “credible proofs of extrajudicial killings of at least 50 individuals suspected of affiliation with ISIL-KP”, the ISIL affiliate operating in Afghanistan, according to the report.