The Taliban ordered residents of Nawur district, Ghazni province to pay compensation to a Kuchi member who was injured in one of the villages 15 years ago. Now that the deadline set by the Taliban has expired, locals, consisting of Hazaras, are at risk of being imprisoned, harassed and pillaged by the Taliban.
Local sources in Ghazni confirmed to Hasht-e Subh today (Friday, December 30) that according to the Taliban’s decision, the residents of Bukhara village must pay 1,800,000 AFG to the Pashtun nomads, but locals have not been able to provide this money.
Sources detailed the Taliban have now warned the residents that the deadline, which was set 10 days ago, has arrived and if the money is not paid, they will be imprisoned.
Nomads claim that one of their members was injured 15 years ago in Bukhara village of Nawur district and he blames local people for his injuries.
But residents said that the person was wounded in the war against former ANDSF forces. Sources added that locals are not able to pay this amount of money for a deed that has not been committed by them.
This is despite the fact that in the past one year, the Taliban and the Kuchis have extorted millions of AFG from the residents of the same district in several similar cases.