Kabul, Afghanistan-The Taliban hung a corpse from a crane in the main square of the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, witnesses said on Saturday in a horrifying exhibit signaling a return to some of Taliban’s past methods. ..
Wajir Ahmad Sediki, who runs a pharmacy next to the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies had been taken to the main square and three were moved to other parts of the city for public release.
Mr Sediki said the Taliban announced that four people had been kidnapped and arrested in the square and killed by police.
Ziaulhaq Jalali, the district police chief of Herat appointed by the Taliban, later said that members of the Taliban rescued their father and son, who had been kidnapped by four kidnappers after a gun battle exchange. He said Taliban fighters and civilians were injured by the kidnappers, but “four (kidnappers) were killed in a shootout.”
Mullah Noordin Turabi, one of the founders of the Taliban and the supreme enforcer of the strict interpretation of Islamic law when he last ruled Afghanistan, told the Associated Press this week that the hard-line movement has again executed and amputated. He said he would do it. , Probably not published.
Since the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 and seized control of the country, Afghanistan and the world have been watching to recreate the harsh rule of the late 1990s. Group leaders continue to stick to a very conservative and tough worldview, even when embracing technological changes such as video and mobile phones.
Also on Saturday, Taliban officials said a roadside bomb struck a Taliban car in the eastern capital of Nangarhar, injuring at least one person.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. An affiliate of the Islamic State Group, headquartered in eastern Afghanistan, said it was behind a similar attack in Jalalabad last week that killed 12 people.
Taliban spokesman Mohammad Hanif said it was a local government worker who was injured in the attack.