Following the recent killing of two Hazara individuals in the Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province, the National Resistance Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan has asserted that, in the past two years, the Taliban have been responsible for the deaths of 17 Hazara residents.
The National Resistance Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan issued a statement on Saturday night, September 23, denouncing this act by the Taliban as a “systematic massacre” of Shia and Hazara people.
The statement by this council reads: “In the recent incident, two individuals named Haji Hassan and Ali Khan, who were father and son, were brutally martyred and beheaded in the Tangi Mami area of Joye- Naw region in Khas Uruzgan district of the province. Prior to that, on September 12, a person named Sayed Amir Alawi suspiciously lost his life in the Joye- Naw region.”
According to this statement, armed local individuals, with Taliban support, have set farms, and houses on fire, cut down trees, and looted the belongings of the people in this region.
The National Resistance Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan continues to remind that Taliban members are also engaged in suppressing residents in Panjshir province, and the Andarab districts of Baghlan province.
This council calls for investigations into the committed crimes and immediate actions to prevent similar events in Afghanistan by international bodies, especially the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) office in Kabul.
This comes as two days ago, Muhammad Mohaqiq, the leader of the People’s Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, claimed that Taliban militants had killed a father and son in the province of Uruzgan.
The Taliban have not made any statements regarding this matter yet.