Religious scholar arrested in Panjshir
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Clergyman among six detained by the Taliban in Panjshir

The Taliban forces in Panjshir have detained six people, including a clergyman, in the past few days, sources have confirmed to KabulNow. The detainees are accused of working with the anti-Taliban group, the National Resistance Front (NRF)

A local source told KabulNow that Dad Khuda, a clergyman, who teaches at a seminary in the Rokha district of Panjshir, was arrested on Saturday. Abdul Munir, a fitness instructor, and his father were arrested in the district four days earlier. “Abdul Munir runs a sports club where he exercises and teaches others, especially the youth. He has no connection with the NRF. And his father was a cleaner,” our source said.

Abdul Munir was arrested four days ago from his home village of Marshatan in Rokha district (Photo: Sent to KabulNow)

Three men, Sherabuddin, Mir Faqir and Baba Amir were detained in the Dara district of Panjshir, a local source told KabulNow.

The Panjshir province has been a battleground between the NRF and the Taliban. Led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the NRF is the main armed opposition group against the Taliban.

The Taliban has been accused of arbitrary detentions, torture and extrajudicial executions of civilians and NRF members in Panjshir.