Amnesty International on Tuesday reported that their investigation findings show that Islamic Emirate forces unlawfully killed 13 people in Daikundi province on August 30.
According to Amnesty International, 11 of the victims were former members of security and defense forces and two of them, including a woman, were civilians.
Agnès Callamard, director of Amnesty International Afghanistan, called on the Islamic Emirate to stop such killings. “The Taliban must immediately cease these cruel acts of revenge and ensure employees of the former government and their families can live safely in Afghanistan. The new government must make clear that such grave violations will not be tolerated, and that those responsible will be prosecuted,” Callamard said.
Reacting to the report, Interior Ministry spokesman Saeed Khosti said the report is not factual nor impartial and the view of the Islamic Emirate is not included.
“This report is incorrect because the view of the Islamic Emirate is not included. It was investigated unilaterally. There should have been documented evidence, and there is not,” Khosti said.
Meanwhile, a number of Daikundi residents who fled to Kabul said justice should be served, and that many people have been displaced due to insecurity in the province.
“When the Islamic Emirate forces arrived in Daikundi, I was not at home, but my wife and children were. They forced them out of the house and set on fire to our house,” said Ghulam Hazrat, a resident of Daikundi.
“Due to the bad security situation, 300 families were forced to leave their homes only in our district. They (Islamic Emirate forces) were killing everyone and taking them away,” said Ali Ahmad, a resident of Daikundi.
The Amnesty International report comes as a number of Daikundi residents claimed they were forced by people calling themselves members of the Islamic Emirate to leave their houses.