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Armed Men, Claiming to be Taliban, Rob House in Kabul

Unknown armed men stole cash and jewelry from a house in Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, said a member of the robbed family.

The family said the armed group identified themselves as Taliban members and entered the house by force.

The thieves kept family members in separate rooms, then left the house, the family said. 

Noor Gul, the father, said: “I was eating lunch. A group of six people entered and put each of us in separate rooms and took all the money and jewelry for themselves.”

Nangyalai, the eldest son of the family, said the group took many afghanis from his room. He said: “I had just come from the shop when they came. They took my money from this room.”

Lawyers said that no one has the right to investigate or search a house without official documents, in accordance with the law.

Subhanullah Misbah, deputy head of the Afghanistan Lawyers Union, said: “According to the laws, no one can search a house without an official document.”

But the Taliban members said the group has announced a general amnesty and will never enter a house.

Saaed Khosti, a member of the Taliban's Cultural Commission, said: “We announced a general amnesty. We do not go to people’s houses. People should share information about those who misuse the name of the Taliban.”

There have been other reports of searches at houses of people who worked for the previous government or who worked with foreigners before the Taliban’s takeover.

Armed Men, Claiming to be Taliban, Rob House in Kabul

Lawyers said that no one has the right to investigate or search a house without official documents, in accordance with the law.

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Unknown armed men stole cash and jewelry from a house in Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, said a member of the robbed family.

The family said the armed group identified themselves as Taliban members and entered the house by force.

The thieves kept family members in separate rooms, then left the house, the family said. 

Noor Gul, the father, said: “I was eating lunch. A group of six people entered and put each of us in separate rooms and took all the money and jewelry for themselves.”

Nangyalai, the eldest son of the family, said the group took many afghanis from his room. He said: “I had just come from the shop when they came. They took my money from this room.”

Lawyers said that no one has the right to investigate or search a house without official documents, in accordance with the law.

Subhanullah Misbah, deputy head of the Afghanistan Lawyers Union, said: “According to the laws, no one can search a house without an official document.”

But the Taliban members said the group has announced a general amnesty and will never enter a house.

Saaed Khosti, a member of the Taliban's Cultural Commission, said: “We announced a general amnesty. We do not go to people’s houses. People should share information about those who misuse the name of the Taliban.”

There have been other reports of searches at houses of people who worked for the previous government or who worked with foreigners before the Taliban’s takeover.

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