Reports from local sources in Baghlan Province highlight a distressing situation where the Taliban have allegedly expelled at least 15 families from the region under the pretext of their association with the National Resistance Front (NRF).
Sources revealed on Sunday, August 26, in an interview with Hasht-e Subh, that the Taliban have been using coercion over the last two days to compel these families to abandon their homes in the villages of Khosh-dara and Khawosh, located in the Khust district of Baghlan Province.
It has come to light that the Taliban have forcefully displaced families who resided in the mountainous terrain, accusing them of providing assistance to the NRF. Shockingly, instances of physical violence against members of these families have also been reported.
In an added distress, some of the residents who still remain in these villages have been issued a 48-hour ultimatum by the Taliban to vacate their homes.
Nevertheless, sources vehemently assert that these families hold no ties with the NRF, challenging the basis of these actions by the Taliban.
This incident falls in line with a disconcerting pattern observed earlier this year, wherein the Taliban uprooted hundreds of families from districts like Khaja Bahauddin, Deh-Salah, Andarab, and Doshi within Baghlan Province. Notably, these areas are predominantly inhabited by the Tajik ethnic group.