Taliban detains father of young man who beat Taliban soldier

Taliban authorities in the Bagram district of Parwan province have detained the father of a young man who beat a Taliban soldier during an altercation.

The young man, identified as Baryalai, escaped the area after a fistfight with a Taliban fighter on Wednesday morning. The reasons for the altercation are unknown, but Baryalai had lost two brothers fighting the Taliban during the previous government.

According to a local source, Taliban forces raided Baryalai’s home and detained his father. The Taliban have said that they will not release Baryalai’s father unless he surrenders.