Disturbing footage has emerged of an Afghan police chief being executed by the Taliban — after he surrendered to the militants, in response to reviews.
Former BBC journalist Nasrin Nawa posted the grotesque video which seems to indicate Haji Mullah Achakzai, head of the police in Badghis province close to Herat.
The person is seen within the clip blindfolded and kneeling earlier than a number of bullets ring out and his lifeless physique flops onto the bottom.
The police chief was reportedly arrested by the Taliban throughout their blitz throughout the nation on the way in which to the capital of Kabul, the place they toppled the federal government on Sunday.
The group shared the distressing clip by way of a Taliban-related community, Afghan safety adviser Nasser Waziri informed Newsweek, including that the footage was verified by different law enforcement officials and authorities officers.
The Taliban had been looking out for Achakzai after he fought the extremists alongside the Afghan authorities, in response to the journal.
“He was surrounded by the Taliban and had no alternative however to give up final evening,” Waziri, who additionally posted the clip, informed Newsweek. “The Taliban focused Achakzai as a result of he was a high-ranking intelligence official.”
Waziri stated that he and different senior advisers have arrange a personal group chat on-line of dozens of Afghan officers who used to work with the civil authorities to verify on the whereabouts of every particular person and ensure they’re protected.
One in all Waziri’s buddies, a district governor, has been hiding in Kabul because the Taliban lately visited a few of his relations in Nurstin province, Newsweek reported.
“They [the Taliban] took the household out of their home and hit them in order that they may give data on which metropolis he could be,” Waziri informed the outlet.
The Taliban have claimed that there can be no acts of vengeance or reprisal towards former enemies after their takeover of the war-torn nation.