According to the Amnesty report, eleven of the victims of the August 30 killings were former members of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces, and two were civilians. The killings are said to have taken place in Kahor village in Khidir district of Dayakundi province.
The Taliban additionally killed nine of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces after they surrendered, killings that appear to be war crimes. Two civilians were killed as they attempted to flee the area, including a 17-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban. opened fire on a crowd of people,” Amnesty said in a news release on Monday, citing eyewitness testimony gathered as part of its investigation.
Amnesty said it had corroborated the images and video evidence recorded after the incident and set the events in a timeline with the Taliban taking control of Dayakundi province on August 14.
Granthshala could not independently confirm the findings of the investigation.
Granthshala has contacted the Taliban for comment.
“These cold-blooded executions are further proof that the Taliban are committing the same horrific abuses they were notorious for during their previous regimes in Afghanistan. They repeatedly violate the rights of those they see as adversaries. Let us see, even those who have already surrendered,” Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard said in the news release.
“The Taliban say they are not targeting former employees of the previous government, but these killings refute such claims.”
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