News ID: 316607
Published: 0433 GMT September 24, 2021

Afghanistan under neo-Taliban rule

Afghanistan under neo-Taliban rule
JIM HUYLEBROEK/THE NEW YORK TIMES

Here are the latest developments in Afghanistan following the second takeover of the country by the Taliban militant group on August 15:

Taliban official says strict punishment, executions will return

 

One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its strict rule of Afghanistan during the 1990s said the group will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban’s executions in the past, which sometimes took place in front of crowds at a stadium and warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan’s new rulers.

 

Taliban to submit complaints to UN over US shooting at Kabul airport

 

Taliban have said to file complaints with the United Nations and other authorities over the United States' shooting at the Kabul airport during evacuations in August.

"Actions in the vicinity of the airport and in Kabul, in general, resulted in deaths of civilians, including women and children. This is a question of justice, this is against humanity. We insist this should be recognized and we will file a complaint with the UN and other authorities," Taliban’s Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Zabihullah Mujahid said in an interview with Sputnik.

 

Daesh claims spate of attacks on Taliban in Jalalabad

 

The eastern city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan has seen a spate of attacks against the Taliban this week by the Daesh terrorist group.

The terrorist group claimed three attacks in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, according to CNN.

Through its official Amaq media outlet, it claimed to have killed six Taliban personnel in three different attacks. Two were carried out with guns and the third used an improvised explosive advice. In Thursday’s attack, the group claimed that its forces targeted a member of the Taliban militia with pistol shots, which led to his death.

 

 

   
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