Taliban seize properties in Panjshir

Taliban detains three government employees in Panjshir on corruption allegations

Local sources in northeastern Panjshir province have reported that the Taliban intelligence agents arrested three employees of the education directorate in the province on allegations of administrative corruption.

The arrests took place on Wednesday in the Hesa Awal district of Panjshir Province.

The individuals detained include Safiullah, the financial manager of the directorate, Abdul Hamid, the education manager in Hesa Awal district, and Sami, head of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim School.

According to sources, the Taliban accuses them of lacking sufficient support documents for their expenses during the previous government’s tenure and the two years under the Taliban’s rule.

A source from the Taliban-run education directorate in Panjshir confirmed the incident but offered no further explanation. Taliban officials in the province have not commented.

Last month, Taliban intelligence also arrested four employees of Panjshir Higher Education Institute on charges of administrative corruption but later released them after a period of detention.

Panjshir province has been the center of a conflict between armed anti-Taliban groups, including the National Resistance Front (NRF) and the Taliban. In this conflict, the Taliban has been accused of detaining, torturing, and even killing civilians, former government employees, and former soldiers, mainly based on allegations of collaboration with the armed groups and possession of weapons.

Human rights organizations have raised concerns, accusing the Taliban of committing war crimes in Panjshir province by detaining, torturing, or killing civilians and former security forces.