Taliban fighters shot and killed a lady for not carrying a burqa in Afghanistan Tuesday — the identical day the group pledged to usher in a brand new inclusive period within the nation that honors “girls’s rights.”
A photograph emerged of a lady in Takhar province mendacity in a pool of blood, with family members crouched round her, after she was killed by insurgents for being in public and not using a head overlaying, in keeping with Fox Information.
The killing got here amid the outfit’s model of a allure offensive, after its swift takeover of the nation within the absence of US troops, who had been propping up allied army teams since shortly after the September 11, 2001 assaults.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid held a information convention to say that the insurgents would honor girls’s rights, throughout the extremely restrictive Sharia regulation. The militants urged girls to return to high school and work, and one other Taliban spokesman granted a televised interview to a feminine journalist.
Mujahid additionally vowed to grant amnesty to Afghans who labored with the now toppled authorities architected by the US.
When the Taliban dominated Afghanistan earlier than 9/11, it prevented girls and ladies from leaving the home and not using a male chaperone, and didn’t permit them to work or obtain an schooling.
Insurgents additionally vowed Tuesday to not intrude with US-led evacuation efforts of Westerners and their Afghan allies, however had been as a substitute reported to be controlling the entrances of Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport, and attacking those that had been making an attempt to flee.
“There was youngsters, girls, infants, outdated girls, they might barely stroll,” an Afghan former State Division contractor informed Fox. “They [are in a] very, very dangerous scenario, I’m telling you. On the finish, I used to be considering that there was like 10,000 or greater than 10,000 folks, they usually’re operating into the airport … The Taliban [were] beating folks and the folks had been leaping from the fence, the concertina wire, and likewise the wall.”
Elsewhere in Kabul, Taliban fighters had been recorded capturing weapons as they patrolled neighborhoods dwelling to activists and authorities staff, in keeping with the report.
Militants had been on the lookout for individuals who had helped the US, and had questioned the previous protection contractor’s neighbors about him, in keeping with the report.
With AP wires