The Taliban in the western city of Herat put dead bodies of men apparently killed during a firefight for alleged robbery on public display.
“Whoever dares to open fire on Mujahideen (Taliban forces) or commits robbery must learn from this”, read a message attached to the bodies.
This is not the first time the group displayed dead bodies in Herat to deter the people from any possible actions considered punishable or crime.
Shortly after taking over Afghanistan for a second time in August 2021, the Taliban displayed the bodies of four alleged kidnappers killed in clashes with the group’s forces in September 2021 in Herat city.
A month after the Taliban returned to power, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, who is now serving as Taliban’s deputy President of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, said to the Associated Press that they would resume execution and amputations but perhaps not in public.
In December 2022, the Taliban publicly executed a man under the qisas punishment in the western Farah province, where the group’s top leaders, including Sirajuddin Haqqani and Amir Khan Muttaqi, sat in a row and watched the scene.