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Taliban executes eight Daesh fighters for beheading Shiite hostages

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Taliban militants executed eight Islamic State (IS) fighters for alleged involvement in beheading of seven hostages in southern Zabul province, said a local official.

Daesh fighters beheaded seven hostages in Arghandab district of Zabul province recently, who were abducted two months ago. Three men and four women were among those beheaded by IS militants.

Mohmand Hasratyar, Arghandab’s district chief, said the Taliban militants executed eight Daesh fighters for decapitating the seven civilians.

“A Daesh commander named Akram along with his fighters joined the Taliban militants the other night. Eight of the fighters were involved in beheading of the seven hostages,” Radio Azadi quoted Hasratyar as saying.

He said that the Taliban militants executed perpetrators.

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