Local sources in Takhar report that the Taliban have gunned down a former local police commander of the previous government, Abdul Bashir, and his pregnant wife, who had recently been expelled from Pakistan, in a hail of gunfire in the province.
Sources confirmed to the Hasht-e Subh Daily that the former military officer, Abdul Bashir, and his pregnant wife were murdered by the Taliban on Saturday night, December 9th, in their home in the village of “Kata Qoroq,” in the Ishkamish district.
Claims suggest that fighters affiliated with Mullah Amir Khan, the head of Taliban public works in Takhar, in coordination with Qari Feroz, the intelligence director of the Taliban in the Ishkamish district, raided the home of this former government official overnight and carried out the execution.
Abdul Bashir had fled to Pakistan after the fall of the previous government but was expelled from the country about a week ago. According to sources, he was also overseeing an 11-member family, including his widowed wife and orphaned siblings.
The Taliban have not commented on this matter so far.
It is worth mentioning that since their resurgence, the Taliban have detained, imprisoned, and in some cases, executed hundreds of former government military personnel, citing various pretexts.