8am: Although the Taliban has announced a general amnesty after seizing power, their armed forces still persecute people in some parts of the country, including Ghor province, a resident of Ghori said. The Taliban has forced these two villages to pay the ransom, he said. So far, the Taliban has collected 1 million and 500 hundred thousand afghanis from the villages, according to the source. “The Taliban enters people’s homes forcibly at night for blood money, and the process of collecting blood money carries on,” according to his information. Click here to read more (external link).