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Taliban execute child over suspicion of father being resistance force member

"Child executed in Takhar province by Taliban fighters after his father is suspected of being in the Resistance. #WarCrimes #Afghanistan," Panjshir Observer said in a tweet.

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Kabul, First Published Sep 28, 2021, 9:40 AM IST
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The Taliban have executed a child in Takhar province of Afghanistan over suspicion that his father was a part of the Afghan resistance forces, reported Panjshir Observer, an independent media outlet that covers Panjshir and the situation in the country.

"Child executed in Takhar province by Taliban fighters after his father is suspected of being in the Resistance. #WarCrimes #Afghanistan," Panjshir Observer said in a tweet.

The latest incident of the brutal killing of the child is a stark reality of the Taliban's crackdown on Afghans who raised voices against the outfit.  

The Taliban, which reigned power over the war-torn country on August 15, assured there would be no revenge attacks but in Panjshir—the last province to fall to the Taliban—there have been reports of civilians getting shot as they attempt to escape.

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America news channel ABC reported last week that members of the Resistance Force and former government people were being killed for revenge (Taliban No-Shave Order). A person from Panjshir told the channel, ‘They have attacked my family five times.’ Another Panjshir local told ABC that Taliban fighters are stopping people to ask what their relationship is with the Resistance Force and the former government. This person said, ‘They took our phones and started checking it. If they see any suspicious picture in someone’s phone, they kill that person.

Another Panjshir local resident told the ABC that the Taliban were stopping people to ask them about their associations with the resistance movement or Afghanistan's previous government. "They take our mobiles and check them. If they find a suspicious photo, they kill that person," he said.

Meanwhile, the Taliban on Monday ordered barbers in the southern Helmand province not to shave or trim beards, claiming their edict is in line with Sharia. The provincial Taliban government's Vice and Virtue department issued the order to barbers in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

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