KABUL: The house-to-house searches launched by the Islamic Emirate in capital Kabul and neighboring provinces sparked international reactions.
European Union and German Ambassador to Afghanistan reacted to the house-to-house searches.
“Concerned about reports of house searches, intimidation, violence against “criminals” in & around Kabul. As it turns out, this mostly affected ordinary citizens, including international NGO workers,” said Markus Potzel German Ambassador-designate to Afghanistan. “This is not a proper way to win the hearts & minds of the AFG people.”
Andreas Von Brandt, the ambassador and head of the EU delegation to Afghanistan, said in a tweet that in addition to the issue of Russia and Ukraine, the EU was monitoring the new Afghan government in Afghanistan.
He called for a must stop of house-to-house search.
“The intimidations, house searches, arrests and violence against members of different ethnic groups and women are crimes and must stop immediately. Despite Putin’s war, we are watching you,” said Von Brandt. However, the Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid on Sunday called the house-to-house searches constructive, saying that many weapons and ammunition were seized in the so-called clearing operation in the capital. According to him, a number of kidnappers, robbers, and Daesh fighters were captured in the raid.