According to local sources, the Taliban arrested 15 tribal elders in the Jalriz district of Maidan Wardak after nomads claimed to have lost their sheep in the area in recent years.
The same sources confirmed that the arrested elders have been imprisoned in the district center for two days as of Thursday, May 11.
Reportedly, the nomads allege that several of their sheep went missing from the area years ago and are now demanding compensation from the local residents.
In response to the situation, the Taliban have warned the people that they will not release the detainees until compensation is paid.
The nomads have demanded a payment of 700,000 Afghanis from the locals regarding this matter.
It is worth noting that tensions similar to this incident between nomads and local residents have occurred in the provinces of Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, and Daikundi in recent years.
Last year, after nomads claimed that 700 of their sheep went missing in the Malistan district of Ghazni province, the Taliban forced local residents to pay 28,000 US dollars as compensation.