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PublishDate: Sunday, July 25, 2021 13:01

International Criminal Court investigating alleged war crimes in Spin Boldak-Kandahar

International Human Rights Watchdog has expressed concern over the execution of hundreds of people who had previously worked with the Afghan government.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Though denied by the Taliban but sources in district of southern province have told HRW that the Taliban have detained hundreds of government employees and Afghan security members and then killed them.

As per the local sources, the Taliban have detained over three hundred people in an unidentified location.
“There are grave concerns that Taliban forces in Kandahar may commit further atrocities to retaliate against the government and security forces,” said Patricia Gossman associate at Watch.

Local activists in Kandahar province have told HRW that the Taliban have also registered former ANDSF members to guarantee their safety and to report to the Taliban later once a month.

Criminal Court is currently investigating the war crimes and atrocities carried out by either side in Afghanistan.

Asia director at Human Rights Watch meanwhile asked the US, UK, and other countries engaged in the peace process of Afghanistan to call on the Taliban to stop killings as such and other abuses.

The Taliban toppled Spin Boldak crossing with on July 8, 2021, and took the district eight days later.


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