Taliban cut off student’s finger during Kunduz capture
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A university student said on Saturday the Taliban cut off one of his fingers after arresting him during their occupation of Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province.
He said the Taliban wanted to kill him, but he begged for his life and they sliced off one of his fingers.
Almost one and a half months back, the Taliban overran Kunduz City and their capture lasted for three days. Afghan forces, however, cleared the city after weeks of clearing operations.
The incident caused causalities to both Taliban and security forces while civilians also suffered and many developed psychological problems.
Abdul Qados, a student of education faculty at Badakhshan University, was arrested by the insurgents during the capture of Kunduz city.
Qados was seized on his way home. After his capture, the Taliban took him to their leader to decide his fate.
The student said the insurgent leader ordered his killing and four Taliban took him to a dangerous place.
“I told him please don’t kill me, I am not a government employee, I have a son and I am the son of a farmer, I would join you if you want.”
He said among the Taliban one was from Kunduz and a little merciful. “I told him if I had committed any crime and if you prove that I am ready to be executed.”
Subsequently they changed their decision but they cut off one of his fingers at the last moment, he said.
Rohullah, the father of Qodus, said his son had no links with the government or a foreign institution and he was a student at the university.
Earlier, the deputy governor of Kunduz had said at least 166 civilians were killed and 1,300 wounded, 12 government departments were torched and equipment of 63 others looted during the capture and battle for regaining control of Kunduz City.
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