Sources have reported the arrest of an officer from the previous government’s army by the Taliban in the city of Kabul.
The detained individual, identified as Almas Sarwari, was apprehended on Thursday night, May 25, from his home in Kotal-e Khairkhana, Kabul, and has been transferred to an undisclosed location.
Almas Sarwari is a prominent resident of Faraj village, Anaba district, Panjshir province, currently residing in Kabul.
According to sources, after the fall of the previous government, he went to Iran and returned to the country a month later.
Although the motive for his arrest remains unclear, sources indicate that he has been detained by the Taliban “without any charges.”
The Taliban have not made any statements regarding this matter so far.
Sources claim that the Taliban recently also arrested another member of this family and, in exchange for his release, demanded weapons and money.
This comes as the Taliban, in the past week, have detained at least four army officers and one former government general in various areas of Kabul and transferred them to undisclosed locations.
The Taliban do not answer to any individuals or human rights organizations regarding such actions.