8am: Sources in Deh Rawood district of Urozgan province have reported to Hasht-e Subh that anonymous armed individuals have mysteriously murdered two former soldiers. It is said that the victims were father and son. Despite the general amnesty announced by the Taliban, dozens of the former security forces have been mysteriously arrested, tortured, killed, and
8am: Uruzgan Khas is Hazara dominated district. Despite general amnesty announced by Taliban, mysterious murders and killings in the different parts of the country have raised questions that Taliban rebels are killing the people for the sack of revenge and no one in connection to crimes has been arrested or punished so far. Click here
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi February 22, 2022 A man accused of adultery has been publicly whipped by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan Province. Several residents of provincial capital Tarin Kowt told RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi that the man was flogged in the city’s central square on February 21 in the morning. Tarin Kowt resident Noor Agha,
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 17, 2022 Taliban officials in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan Province have ordered male employees to stop trimming their beards and wear a turban at work. Seeking to gain recognition and much-needed aid after taking over Afghanistan in August, the hard-line militant group indicated it would adopt a more moderate stance and rights-friendly
WSJ: The Taliban have displaced hundreds of families belonging to Afghanistan’s Shiite Hazara community in central Afghanistan, reinforcing fears of renewed persecution against a minority that suffered under Taliban rule in the past. The evictions this week in the Gizab district of Uruzgan province… Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Abdullah Atefi, a poet and historian from Uruzgan province, was killed Wednesday night, allegedly by the Taliban. According to Mohammad Omar Shirzad, governor of Uruzgan, Atefi was dragged out of his house in Chora district before being killed. Click here to read more (external link).
By Radio Free Afghanistan June 8, 2021 The Taliban has captured another district center in Afghanistan, adding to the insurgent group’s recent military gains since the start of the withdrawal of international troops from the war-torn country. Government forces abandoned the center of the Dawlat Abad district in the northern province of Faryab and retreated to
Mustafa Sarwar Radio Free Afghanistan March 16, 2021 Farmer Abdul Shakur planted green beans in the northern Parwan Province. But the fate of his crop hangs in the balance this year due to a lack of adequate snowfall. The 65-year-old farmer says his seven-member family depends on his small plot of land, one-third of a
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 19, 2021 A spate of violence has killed more than two dozen people across Afghanistan, even as peace talks are under way between representatives of the government and Taliban militants in Qatar. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on January 19 that four Afghan soldiers were killed overnight in
Tolo News: The Taliban has dug up the grave of a former police commander in Uruzgan and mutilated his body, the police commander’s family said. Shah Mohammad Shah, the district police chief for Dihrawood district, was killed in an attack by armed men in the district on June 30. His family members said this act