ISTANBUL — When the Taliban troops seized control of the Afghan capital two weeks ago, the invading forces created two important targets: the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security and the Beeline of the Ministry of Communications.
Their purpose was to protect the files of Afghan intelligence agents and their informants, and to track the phone numbers of Afghan citizens, two Afghan officials who were separately briefed on the attack said. Was to get.
The speed at which Kabul fell on August 15, when President Ashraf Ghani fled, ranged from prominent officials to mid-career civil servants for the hundreds of thousands of Afghans working to counter the Taliban threat. It could be disastrous. hiding.
Few officials have found time to shred the document, and thousands of top-secret files and paylists have fallen into the hands of the enemy, the two officials said.
Many nations are afraid of retaliation if US troops complete their withdrawal by Tuesday’s deadline.
So far, Tulliburn’s political leadership has a modest look and reserves the right to prosecute serious crimes, but not only has written a letter guaranteeing that they will not be tracked. He has promised amnesty to government security forces that place weapons. A Taliban spokesman also talked about forming an inclusive government.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen Twitter post In English, as rumored, there was no fixed score and no hit list that the Taliban was conducting a visit survey.
“A general amnesty was given,” he wrote, adding that “we are focusing on the future.”
Nonetheless, reports of Taliban detention, disappearance, and even executions are increasing, and some current and former government officials describe the Taliban’s enemy’s secret and sometimes deadly pursuit. There is also.
“It’s very underground,” said one former lawmaker who was hiding elsewhere when the Taliban visited his house at midnight.
“It’s a threat,” he said. “I feel threatened and my family is shocked.”
The Taliban rushed into towns and districts, often without firing, giving enemies and civilians diplomatic guarantees. However, according to former administration officials, the first commander is often replaced by a hard-working executor rather than assaulting or abducting.
The size of the campaign is unknown as it is done secretly. Also, it is not clear at which level of the Taliban leadership approved the detention or the death penalty.
The people who seized the files at the National Directorate of Security and the Ministry of Communications may not even have been the Taliban: men did not speak the Afghan language, officials said, and Pakistan’s working with the Taliban. A force that may have been an agent of a military intelligence agency. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence has long supported the Taliban with violent opposition to the Kabul government.
The fear among Afghans is clear. Everyone except the youngest remembers the Taliban’s authoritarian regime of the 1990s. There are severe punishments, hangings and public executions.
Many people hide, change locations and phone numbers, and cut off communication with friends and colleagues.
“People don’t trust the Taliban because of what they did before,” said Afghanistan, who worked as a translator for the NATO mission and was among the displaced.
Human rights groups, activists, and former government officials are also struggling to understand exactly what is happening in the vast and mountainous areas of Afghanistan, but some of the government officials remaining in their posts have said He said he was receiving more and more desperate calls from relatives and acquaintances.
“They seem to be doing a very menacing search,” said Patricia Gossman, Asia Associate Director at Human Rights Watch. “It’s a very police state-like act. The message is very clear.”
People in northern Badakhshan haven’t been seen since they were recently pulled out of their homes, according to one government official. He added that there was a pattern of tracking Afghan special operations force personnel and intelligence units known as 00 units, as well as police and security force heads across the country.
Asked whether these actions and reports of the killings indicate Taliban policy or an ad hoc revenge by an individual, he said, “it’s quick to judge.”
However, officials said they had received information about the Taliban internal meeting at headquarters in Quetta, Pakistan. There, leaders discussed whether to pardon highly trained Afghan operatives. Members of the Taliban have decided not to let go of them as they may cause trouble for the Taliban in the future.
“I’m worried if this will be a policy,” he said.
The official, like all those interviewed on the subject, urged not to reveal his identity for fear of Taliban retaliation against his relatives still in Afghanistan.
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Ghulam Sakhi Akbari, a former security police chief in southwestern Farah, was hit deadly on the major Kabul-Kandahar highway on Friday, according to a Facebook post by activists. “Some activists have blamed the Taliban,” wrote one. “The Taliban haven’t said anything so far.”
At least 12 former state officials of the Ganny government have been detained by the Taliban across the country, former government officials said. They appointed three district police chiefs and three security officials in southern Kandahar, two state police chiefs, a governor, and two state intelligence directors.
It is not clear where the civil servants are detained or whether any legal proceedings have been filed against them. In some cases, family members have reported missing. In the case of Kandahar’s three district police chiefs, citizen members demanded that the Taliban arrest a man who had long been accused of human rights abuses, residents said.
A group of political activists raised concerns that some of their supporters were missing and afraid of being kidnapped.
Famous activist Majid Karal, who opposes the Taliban, posted a photo of a district governor and a young Afghan poet he said were recently kidnapped and killed.He said In a Twitter post He was receiving more messages from his friends about the murder.
The Taliban have not confirmed detention and appear to be intended to avoid international criticism, blaming some …