Local sources in Panjshir have reported the recent detention of a former government soldier by the Taliban in the province.
Sources confirmed on Saturday, December 2, to Hasht-e Subh Daily that the Taliban arrested the ex-soldier three days ago near the village of Aryub in the Paryan district, subsequently transferring him to the leadership of their intelligence unit, known as “40,” in Kabul.
The former soldier has been identified as Azizullah, who previously served as a member of the police forces under the previous government.
As of now, the reason for Azizullah’s detention remains unknown.
It is noteworthy that since their resurgence in the region, the Taliban have detained, imprisoned, and, in some cases, executed hundreds of Panjshir residents.
In the latest incident on Thursday, November 30, the Taliban detained one former government soldier and four civilians upon their return from Iran.
All five individuals were residents of the Anaba district in Panjshir province and were deported from Iran.
However, the Taliban have not provided any accountability to human rights organizations regarding such actions.