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Taliban detains two more civilians in Panjshir

Taliban forces have detained two more civilians in the northeastern province of Panjshir on Friday, following a string of arrests in the region. 

Local sources told KabulNow that the detained men, identified as Lutf u-Rahman, a labourer, and Khushal, a shopkeeper, were arrested in Dara district of the province. 

Taliban authorities in the area have not informed their family of the reasons behind their detention.

This comes after the Taliban detained two civilians from the Hesse Awal district of Panjshir on Thursday, and two others from Abdullah Khel district on February 19. 

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The Taliban has not disclosed the reasons for these detentions. The group has often detained people in Panjshir and nearby regions for allegedly supporting or collaborating with the armed group the National Resistance Front (NRF).

Human rights groups have repeatedly raised concerns about the Taliban’s violation of human rights, mentioning the situation in Panjshir as a case in point. 

In a statement on Friday, Amnesty International called on the international community to “end Taliban impunity” and take “concrete action” against the group over its abuse of human rights in Afghanistan, mentioning women, the situation in Panjshir and the Hazara community.