Local officials and police in Ghazni claimed that a woman employee of the government was abducted by the Taliban in the province and her body was found in Andar district on Saturday.
Fatima Faizi worked for the prisoners’ affairs department, according to local officials and family members. She was a resident of Jaghori district, Ghazni province, and her duty was in Kabul.
Fatima’s brother, Samiullah Rajabi, said he went to meet the Taliban in Qarabagh district of Ghazni to discuss the release of his sister, but they did not release her. He said Fatima was killed by eight bullets and signs of torture were seen on her body.
“She was taken by the Taliban. My mother, the imam of the area, and elders went there (to the Taliban). They (Taliban) had demands that the elders could not address. Unfortunately, she was martyred in Andar district (of Ghazni),” said Rajabi.
A member of the Ghazni Provincial Council said the Taliban told Ghazni elders that the woman would be released on condition that she does not return to work anymore.
“Our last attempt did not yield a result. In the first days, they (Taliban) asked that the elders of Jaghori district should come and make a commitment that the woman would not be a government employee anymore. We were ready to give this commitment to release the captive,” said Khaliqdad Akbari, a member of the Ghazni Provincial Council.
“The armed opposition took her two weeks ago. Her body was found yesterday (Saturday) in Andar district,” said Wahidullah Jumazada, a spokesman for the Ghazni governor.
Ghazni police blamed the Taliban for the incident and said Fatima “was killed by bullets, her nails were taken out and her hands were cut off.”
“She was taken out of a car on her way to Jaghori district in Qarabagh district by Taliban terrorists and was martyred brutally,” Ghazni police spokesman Ahmad Khan Sirat said.
Security officials said Mullah Rasoul, a Taliban commander, was involved in the abduction and killing of the government employee. The Taliban said they are looking into the incident.