Eleven of the victims of the August 30 killings were former members of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces and two were civilians, according to Amnesty reports. It is said that these deaths took place in Kahoor village of Khadir district of Dai Kundi province.
“The Taliban extrajudicially executed nine members of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces after surrendering, killings that appear to be war crimes. Two civilians were killed while trying to flee the area, including a 17-year-old. including the girl when the Taliban opened fire on the crowd of people,” Amnesty said in a press release on Monday, citing eyewitnesses gathered as part of its investigation.
Amnesty said it had verified photos and video evidence recorded after the incident and put the facts into a timeline, which began after the Taliban took control of Dai Kundi province on August 14.
CNN cannot independently verify the results of the investigation.
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“These cold-blooded executions are further evidence that the Taliban are committing the same horrific abuses they were notorious for during their previous rule in Afghanistan. They repeatedly violate the rights of those they control. perceived as opponents, even killing those who have already surrendered,” Amnesty International Secretary-General Agnès Callomard said in a press release.
“The Taliban say they are not targeting former government employees, but these deaths belie those claims.”