Former army officer, Salahuddin Sattari. Photo: Social Media

Taliban detains former army officer at Nimruz border

According to local sources, the Taliban has arrested a former member of the Afghanistan Army, identified as Salahuddin Sattari, while he was crossing the Nimruz border after returning from Iran.

Salahuddin, who is originally from the Warsaj district of northeastern Takhar province, had previously served as an officer in the previous government. Sources indicate that he went to Iran after the Taliban took control of the country.

The reason for Salahuddin’s arrest is unknown, but the Taliban has been widely accused of arresting, imprisoning, and even killing former soldiers and government employees and officials.

Another former army member was also reportedly arrested in the central province of Parwan last week.

Human rights organizations have criticized the Taliban for these actions and have called on the group to respect the rights and freedoms of all citizens, including former government soldiers.

On Thursday, a community elder, Mohammad Hussain Ehsani, died under Taliban torture in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif a day after being detained at a flea market.