Taliban carrying out door-to-door manhunt, report says

Taliban carrying out door-to-door manhunt, report says
The warning comes despite the Taliban saying they would not carry out revenge on Afghans. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: The Taliban is carrying out door-to-door manhunt for people who worked for the previous Afghan government or Nato forces, a UN document has warned.

It said the militants have stepped up to carry door-to-door manhunt to find targets and threaten their family members.

Taliban has tried to convince Afghans and the world since seizing power in a lightning offensive, promising there would be “no revenge”.

But there are growing fears of a gap between what the hardline Islamist group say and what they do.

The warning Taliban was targeting “collaborators” came in a confidential document by the RHIPTO Norwegian Center for Global Analyses, which provides intelligence to the United Nations (UN).

hristian Nellemann, who heads the group behind the report, said: “There are a high number of individuals that are currently being targeted by the Taliban and the threat is crystal clear.”

He said Taliban will arrest, interrogate, prosecute and punish family members on behalf of those individuals, unless they gave themselves in.

He warned that anyone on the blacklist of Taliban was in severe danger, and that there could be mass executions.

Foreign countries are continuing efforts to get their citizens out of Afghanistan. On Friday, a Nato official said that more than 18,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul Internationa Airport in the last 5 days.

Some 6,000 more, including former interpreters for foreign armed forces, are on standby to be flown out late on Thursday or early Friday.

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