KABUL: The Islamic Emirate turned down the report of the The New York Times’ claiming that dozens of former Afghan security forces have either been killed or disappeared since the Islamic Emirate swept into power.
Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid said on Twitter that The New York Times report on the killings of former security personnel is “untrue and biased.”
“General amnesty has been granted by the Islamic Emirate, no mujahid has the right to take revenge from anyone,” he said.
The New York Times reported that nearly 500 former government officials and members of the Afghan security forces were killed and disappeared in several provinces during the first six months of the Islamic Emirate’ government.
The report also cited that the Islamic Emirate has not remained committed to the general amnesty and sought revenge against some former Afghan security forces.
According to the report, many of the killed are from the southern province of Kandahar and northern province of Baghlan.
The report categorized the rest of the provinces, where alleged killings and disappearances happed as Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Urozgan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Khost, Helmand, Balkh, Ghazni and Kunduz.
The report also interviews the families of the victims.
“My father was a hero. I saw my dad in the morgue and his face was pale as snow. My heart felt like it was on fire. The Taliban’s only goal is to kill and everyday their revenge campaigns intensify,” said a victim’s son.
Islamic Emirate Denies Reports Claims Former Security Forces’ Killed