Sources in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province confirmed to KabulNow that as many as six armed men stormed the house of Bashir Ahmad Azizullah, a former member of the Balkh provincial council, on Saturday in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of the northern province.
Close to Atta Mohammad Noor, the former governor of Balk province, he served two terms as member of the Balkh Provincial Council.
Some sources have claimed the Taliban is responsible for his abduction. But the group and his family have not commented.
The Taliban declared a general amnesty for former members of the Afghan government after returning to power in August 2021. But the group has been accused of arrests, torture and killing former political and military figures.
The Taliban declared a general amnesty for former members of the Afghan government after returning to power in August 2021. However, the group has been accused of arresting, torturing, and killing former political and military figures.
On Friday 10 February, a former Afghan army junior captain was assassinated in a western neighbourhood of Kabul, and the following day a former Afghan police official was wounded in an assassination attempt in the Pakistani city of Quetta.