Taliban execute three persons in Jawzjan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Militants shot dead three persons over what an official said on Tuesday “supporting the government and in connection with a murder” in northern Jawzjan province.
Jawzjan police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants accused Khairullah, a resident of Mangajak district, of supporting the government and killed him on Monday night.
He said the slain man had been part of a local uprising two years ago, but he did not cooperate with government forces at the time of his murder.
Turkistani said a father and his son Ismail, accused of killing Rahmatullah two months ago, were executed on Monday by the Taliban in Kalta Shakh area of Aqcha district.
The police chief said the father and his son were innocent and had no criminal history. He said police had launched their investigation into the two incidents.
Mohammad Jan, a resident of Aqcha district, said no one could go a kilometer away from the district center because militants used to ambush and punish suspected people. “No government official can dare to enter villages,” he said.
About killing of the father and his son, Jan said: “It is unclear whether they were involved in any crime or not, but militants punish and kill people without trial, there is no one to stop them.”
There has been no word from the Taliban about the incidents. Two days earlier, militants shot dead a woman after a kangaroo court’s ruling in Faizabad district of Jawzjan.
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