Former Afghan Soldiers Are Detained in Pakistan and Taken to an Unknown Location

8am, Kabul: Some sources told 8am that former Afghan soldiers who had taken refuge in Pakistan have been detained inexplicably for several days. According to them, former Afghan military personnel were arrested from rented houses and rooms in Quetta, Pakistan, and taken to an unknown location.

A source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the incidents took place in the Burruri and Mary Abad areas of Quetta, Baluchistan.

According to him, there were rumours at first, but then they witnessed the arrest and transportation of several Afghan soldiers.

Former Afghan soldiers include personnel from the National Security Directorate, the National Army, the National Police, and highly-trained special forces. From August 9th to 15th, they took refuge in Pakistan alone or with their families, renting houses and rooms in Quetta, Balochistan.

The soldiers left the country and went to Pakistan without surrendering to the Taliban.

According to him, a few days ago, an employee of “the Department 041 in Baghlan” was pulled out of his house by unknown individuals in the middle of the night amidst the noise of the people and taken to an unknown location.

The source added that three gunmen had come to the Afghan soldier’s residence at night. Unidentified gunmen covered his face after his arrest and drove him to an unknown location.

“It is not clear how the Pakistani military identified these Afghan soldiers,” according to him. “But there are large numbers of ISI staff, specifically women, in the Burruri and Mary Abad areas.”

Sources say that the detention of Afghan soldiers is a matter of great concern to other Afghans currently living in Quetta, Pakistan.

It is worth noting that with the fall of Kabul, many Afghan soldiers took refuge in Panjshir province, while others fled the country to Pakistan and Iran.

However, most Afghan soldiers returned to their homes after the Taliban took control of the country and still live in the country.