Human Rights Watch: Over 100 Afghan Agents Disappeared
The Taliban have executed or disappeared more than 100 security agents from the previous administration since the fundamentalists took power in Afghanistan, human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports.
In a 25-page report, the organization documented the death or disappearance of former Afghan officials from the military, police, intelligence services and militias supporting the then government.
All of these individuals were captured by Taliban forces between August 15 and October 31, HRW reports. In addition, it says it has gathered credible information about more than 100 executions or disappearances from the provinces of Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar and Kunduz.
The Taliban leadership announced a general amnesty for all forces from the previous Afghan government before Islamist militants took power in the country in August. As a result, security forces surrendered en masse in several provinces, and others fled and hid.