AFGHANISTAN: Taliban militants killed 13 ethnic Hazaras in Afghanistan’s Daykundi province. As per the reports, a 17-year-old girl was also shot after the militants opened fire on a crowd of people.
The killings took place in Kahor village of Khidir district on August 30. Eleven of the victims were former members of the Afghan National Defence Security Forces (ANDSF), and two were civilians.
According to Amnesty International, the Taliban extra-judicially executed nine of the ANDSF members after they had surrendered. Two civilians were killed as they attempted to flee. One Taliban fighter was killed and one was wounded.
Amnesty International verified photographs and video evidence taken in the aftermath of the killings.
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“These cold-blooded executions are further proof that the Taliban are committing the same horrific abuses they were notorious for during their previous rule of Afghanistan,” said Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary-General.
“They repeatedly violate the rights of those they perceive as their adversaries, even killing those who have already surrendered. The Taliban say they are not targeting former employees of the previous government, but these killings contradict such claims.
Shortly after the fall of Kabul, Amnesty International documented how Taliban fighters massacred nine ethnic Hazara men after taking control of Ghazni province.