The deputy governor for Panjshir province, Malang Shah Rohullah, denied reports of targeted killings of former military personnel in the province.
Speaking to TOLOnews, he added that the fighting has ended in Panjshir and the resistance front’s forces have no presence in the area right now.
TOLOnews reporter, Abdulhaq Omeri, visited Panjshir province reported that he has seen wreckage of destroyed and burned military equipment at the edge of roads, which indicates severe fighting between the Islamic Emirate and resistance front forces in Panjshir.
Panjshir's deputy governor further said that the Islamic Emirate is endeavoring to restart state offices for public services. He said: “In the first days, we heard of some disorders, then we started investigations which showed the reports were not correct. One day we received a report that seventeen people were killed in a place, we rapidly visited the area, and the report was not correct.”
As the TOLOnews reporter arrived, several residents from Anaba district came to Panjshir’s center to share their problems with local officials.
“Military forces are in our valley, which causes fear. People cannot go to their homes or their farms to work. They have to leave the area,” resident Rassol Khan told TOLOnews.
Several residents claimed that Islamic Emirate forces have searched people’s houses in the province and beat some of the residents.
“They told me that you are loyal to Ahmad Massoud, you are baking bread for them. Where are your weapons? Give them to us or we will kill you. Then, they searched my house and found nothing,” said resident Imam Jan.
“They searched my house many times. They are coming all the time, in the night and during the day, saying we are under threat," another resident told TOLONews.
The Islamic Emirate’s local officials stated that three helicopters had been destroyed by resistance front’s forces, however the front’s forces have not commented on this.