former military commander in Takhar

Taliban Arrest Former Military Commander in Takhar

The Taliban have beaten and arrested Abdul Wakil Warsaji, a former military commander, on charges of being a member of the National Resistance Front (NRF) in the northeastern Takhar province.

A source told Kabul Now that Warsaji served as a recruitment officer at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in the previous government. He is from Warsaj district of Takhar and is living with his family in Taloqan, the capital city of Takhar, the source added.

The former military commander fled to Iran after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan but had returned home around a month earlier.

The Taliban beat Warsaji, broke part of his head, and arrested him last Wednesday, November 09, on charges of being a member of the NRF, according to the source.

The Taliban rejected to comment regarding this arrest.

Since the takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, the group has arrested and tortured – in some cases to death – many former defense and security forces.

This year, there have been many reports of mysterious murders and assassinations of former security forces with the Taliban blamed for most of them. The group, however, rejects these accusations, adding that they are abiding by the general amnesty that their leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzadah has declared.