Taliban Arrest Seven People In Kapisa

Taliban Arrest Seven People on Charges of ‘Cooperation with NRF’ in Kapisa Province

The Taliban have arrested seven residents of Hesse Awali — first district — Kohistan district on charges of “cooperation with the National Resistance Front (NRF)” in the northern Kapisa province, a source confirmed to Kabul Now.

The source identified the detainees as Jawid, Kazim, Mohammad Yar, Mohammad Saber, Sayeed Jan, Ramesh, and Feroz. They were arrested on Tuesday, November 15, from three different villages in the district, the source detailed.

Currently, there is no information about the detainees’ whereabouts and conditions.

Although the Taliban have detained the aforementioned individuals on charges of working with the NRF, local sources and residents tell Kabul Now that they did not have connections with any military organizations or political movements.

As of the writing of this news story, the relevant Taliban authorities have not responded when asked for comments.

NRF (National Resistance Front) is a militia group formed of former security forces under the leadership of Ahmad Massoud, son of the former Jihadi commander Ahmad Shah Massoud. The NRF has challenged the Taliban in deadly battles in several provinces, including the Panjshir, Baghlan, Takhar, and Badakhshan provinces, many times since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Since their return to power, the Taliban have often been accused of detaining and torturing civilians. The group, however, has rejected these accusations.