Taliban execute police chief in Badghis province after surrender – .

Taliban execute police chief in Badghis province after surrender – .

The Taliban on Wednesday executed Haji Mullah Achakzai, the police chief in Badghis province near Herat, Afghanistan.
In a video who circulated on Twitter on Thursday, Achakzai can be seen blindfolded, kneeling as he was surrounded by Taliban who repeatedly shot him.

The group shared the video via a network linked to the Taliban, said Afghan security adviser Nasser Waziri, who knew Achakzai personally. News week Thursday. The video has been verified by other police and government officials, according to Waziri.

The insurgents searched for Achakzai who long fought the Taliban alongside the Afghan civilian government that fell when the insurgents took control of the nation.

“He was surrounded by the Taliban and had no choice but to surrender last night,” Waziri said. “The Taliban targeted Achakzai because he was a senior intelligence official. “

Achakzai is one of many civilian government officials currently targeted by the Taliban, who quickly took control of the nation.

The Taliban arrested Badghis Provincial Police Chief Haji Mullah Achakzai and executed him on Wednesday evening. Top left, Achakzai can be seen standing and dressed in his uniform and on the right, he can be seen kneeling just moments before the Taliban shoot him.
Credits to security advisor Nasser Waziri

Waziri said he and other senior advisers recently set up a private online group chat featuring up to 100 Afghan officials who previously worked with the civilian government. Governors, local government officials, high-ranking police officers and senior advisers, among others, are part of this group.

He said the purpose of this communication channel is to verify the whereabouts of each individual and ensure that they are safe and out of the reach of the Taliban.

To stay safe, they access the group through VPNs and delete their messages later, according to Waziri. They also have inside information about where and who the Taliban will strike next.

Waziri said that when the Taliban successfully hacked into the Afghan intelligence database to locate government officials, they gained access to information, photographs, biometric data and national identification documents. As of Monday, they started “door-to-door surveys”.

A door-to-door investigation is how the Taliban identifies targeted individuals through families, according to Waziri. They threaten and abuse the families of these individuals to reveal their whereabouts.

One of Waziri’s friends, a district governor who has not been identified for security reasons, is in hiding in Kabul as the Taliban recently visited some of his family in Nurstin, an Afghan province.

” They [the Taliban] brought the family out of their house and beat them so they could give information about the town where he is, ”Waziri said.

Many Afghans are calling for evacuations to escape the risks they could face under the Taliban.

About 100,000 Afghans were seeking to be evacuated through a special US visa program that provides refuge for those who have worked with Americans, as well as members of their families, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Rebecca Heller, head of the US-based international refugee assistance program, said an Afghan client told her the Taliban had killed five translators in the past two days for working with the United States.

Waziri expects the crisis in the country to intensify under the Taliban, affecting everyday life.

“Afghanistan now has limited internet service and all banks are closed because some areas do not have access to food,” Waziri said.


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