Appellate court judge killed, NDS officer hanged by Taliban
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have killed the provincial appellate court judge who they kidnapped a week back in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.
Farah’s deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Ghaus Malyar, said the insurgents had held captive Judge Shamsur Rahman since last Wednesday when he was got off a passenger bus on its way to Farah from western Herat province in the Kansak village of Balablok district.
He said Shamur Rahman was killed on Friday night in the Diwal Surkh village of Khak Safaid district. Malyar told reporters the corpse of the judge was found in Surkh Diwal and would soon be handed over to his family with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Shamsur Rahman was a resident of Farah City, the provincial capital.
Meanwhile, the Taliban hanged the National Directorate of Security (NDS) former chief for Posht Koh district and his bodyguard in the same village on Friday. There has been no word from the rebel group regarding the two incidents.
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