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Taliban 'intensifying' search for Afghans who worked for US – UN report

The Taliban is intensifying a search for people who worked with US and NATO forces, a confidential United Nations document says, despite the militants vowing no revenge against opponents, Euronews reported.

Taliban 'intensifying' search for Afghans who worked for US – UN report

Taliban 'intensifying' search for Afghans who worked for US – UN report

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 20, ARTSAKHPRESSThe report by the UN's threat-assessment consultants says the group has "priority lists" of individuals it wants to arrest.

It corroborates testimonies from dozens of Afghans inside the country, including a former employee of EUPOL, a European Union agency training Afghan police, and a former staffer at the Dutch embassy, both of whom told Euronews Taliban fighters were going door to door in Kabul to identify people who had worked for the international community.

Taliban fighters and checkpoints ringed Kabul airport on Thursday, adding to fears for Afghan nationals who previously worked for the West. This evening German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said the Taliban had shot and killed one of its reporters' family members.

The militant group has promised safe passage to Kabul Airport to foreigners. But Afghan nationals eligible for evacuation have reported difficulties and violence.


     

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