Badruddin Haidari
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Former police chief killed day after detention by the Taliban in Khost

Badruddin Haidari, the former police commander of Bekkhel district in Paktika province, has been killed by the Taliban after his arrest on Tuesday morning in Khost province, his family has confirmed.

Haidari had recently returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan after fleeing the country following the fall of the previous government. He was detained by the Taliban’s 203 Mansoori Corps while collecting money from an exchange shop in Paktika province. 

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He had been accused of aiding anti-Taliban group’s operating in eastern Afghanistan. 

Since regaining power in August 2021, the Taliban has frequently arrested, tortured, and even killed former Afghan security forces, in spite of the general amnesty declared by the group’s leader, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, shortly after they recaptured Kabul.