Local sources in Ghazni province have reported that Taliban fighters subjected several residents of Nawur district to “horrific” torture.
Sources confirmed to Hasht-e Subh on Saturday, September 30, that over the past week, Taliban fighters brutalized inhabitants of the Khawat, Jerghay, and Boregai areas in Nawur district, demanding that they surrender “weapons or money for weapons” to the group.
According to these sources, the Taliban fighters subjected a local doctor to extreme torture, leaving him in a “critical condition.”
Presently, dozens of families have abandoned their homes and sought refuge in the mountains due to fear of the Taliban.
Sources add that at least two families have paid the equivalent of purchasing four firearms to the Taliban for their release from the “Taliban’s torture.”
According to reports, most residents of Nawur district lack any military background or affiliation with the previous government.
Notably, a few weeks ago, Taliban fighters coerced residents of three villages in Nawur district, who had been imprisoned for 40 days, into paying a fine of five million Afghanis to a nomad.