The Taliban hung four bodies in various squares in Herat city on Saturday after the four men were killed in clashes with Taliban forces.
Taliban officials in Herat told TOLOnews the four men had kidnapped a businessman with his son, and the men whose remains were on display had been killed in clashes with Taliban forces.
The officials said the men’s bodies were hung up at the crossroads to be a lesson for other kidnappers.
The rescued businessman and his son were not willing to speak to TOLOnews, but relatives said they were kidnapped in Herat’s PD12 from outside their fuel shop.
Kidnapping has been a big problem in Herat, according to residents, who urged the Taliban to crackdown on the activity.
The Taliban said they will crackdown on kidnappers.
Last week Taliban forces rescued a boy from kidnappers in Herat city.