Gen Haji Mullah Achakzai: Disturbing clip shows anti-Taliban police chief die in hail of bullets
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Taliban militants are cracking the whip on previous enemies, forcing them to surrender. People who worked with US, UK, and NATO forces in Afghanistan are being summoned by the jihadists, according to a confidential report by the UN. The militant group is going door to door to threaten relatives of the militant even stopping people outside the Kabul airport.
Reports of the Taliban exercising brutal control in Afghanistan after assuming full control of the country have emerged. The militants are also said to be going door-to-door allegedly capturing women and girls as young as 12 to be married off to their fighters. Taliban's longtime spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed on August 17 they would respect women's rights, forgive those who fought them and ensured Afghanistan won't serve as a safe space for terrorists, in a bid to appease the feared citizens. But new reports suggest they've gone against their own word after killing an old and powerful enemy in cold blood.
Who was Gen Haji Mullah Achakzai?
The Taliban had promised they won't be acting on seeking vengeance from people who've opposed the group in the past, however, a shocking video has emerged proving they're doing quite the opposite. General Haji Mullah Achakzai, a devoted enemy of the Taliban who played a major role in the long-running conflict between the jihadist group and the Afghan forces was captured after the national capital's fall. The police chief of the Badghis Province near Herat in his mid-60s was arrested by the Taliban near the Turkmenistan border.
A new video that has been circulating on social media apparently shows Achakzai kneeling on the ground, blindfolded and handcuffed with a black rope. He was gunned down with an array of bullets fired at him from the front after someone chanted "Nara E Takbeer" while others responded "Allahuakbar". "Strong graphics! Haji Mullah, Police chief of Badghis province executed after surrender by #Taliban. This is their public amnesty!" tweeted Nasrin Nawa of BBC Persia, resharing the horrifying video. The shooters continued firing at Achakzai's head and torso even after it was clear he was dead.
According to reports, the governor and police chief of Laghman Province near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan are also detained by the jihadists and their fate will be decided by the high command. According to a report, another senior figure from Afghanistan's fallen government anonymously spoke to the Telegraph saying he had been targeted by the jihadist group for his views that girls and women should be educated. Militants visited his home after August 15 and he was questioned by them without threats. He went into hiding after August 17 when the group spoke about amnesty in a press conference, becoming aware the claims were all but true.
Since then the jihadists have visited his home dozens of times asking his family for his whereabouts. "My house [has] now become probably their hourly point of search and my kids are deeply terrified," he told the outlet. "The moment they knock at the door all kids start crying. They think they will be killed," he noted.