The Taliban hung a corpse from a crane in the main square of the city of Herat, in western Afghanistana witness claimed Saturday.
Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on one side of the square, told The Associated Press that the insurgents took four bodies to the plaza, and three of them were transferred to others to be hung there.
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According to Seddiqi, the Taliban announced in the same square that the four had been captured participating in a kidnapping and were killed by the police.
The Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the founders of the Taliban and the main person responsible for enforcing its strict interpretation of Islamic law in his previous government in the late 1990s, told The Associated Press this week that the conservative movement will again carry out executions and hand amputations, although they may not be public.
Since the taliban They took the capital, Kabul, on August 15 and took control of the country, both the Afghans and the international community have been waiting to see if they will repeat their harsh rule of the previous stage. The group’s leaders remain clinging to a deeply conservative worldview, even though they have embraced technological changes like video and cell phones.
Separately, a roadside bomb also hit a Taliban vehicle in the eastern provincial capital of Nangarhar on Saturday, injuring at least one person, a Taliban spokesman said.
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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The affiliate of the extremist group Islamic State, which is based in the east of the country, was behind similar attacks that killed 12 people last week in Jalalabad.
According to the spokesman, Mohammad Hanif, the wounded man was a municipal employee.
An official at Nangarhar provincial hospital said the bomb had killed an insurgent and wounded seven other people, including four civilians. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it was not authorized to report to the media.
The Taliban has fought IS since its emergence in Afghanistan in 2014. The radical militia affiliate claimed responsibility for most of the most recent attacks, including the one that killed 13 US soldiers and 169 Afghans outside the capital’s airport. Kabul, during the chaotic evacuations last month.
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