The Taliban kill and hang in public to four kidnappers

The Taliban killed four kidnappers on Saturday and hung their bodies into public in the city of Herat, in western Afghanistan, in the first punishment of this t

The Taliban kill and hang in public to four kidnappers

The Taliban killed four kidnappers on Saturday and hung their bodies into public in the city of Herat, in western Afghanistan, in the first punishment of this type since fundamentalists took full control of the country. The four kidnappers died in a confrontation with the forces Taliban today in the city of Herat and after that their corpses were tied and hung in different points of the city, a local government official in condition of anonymity told EFE.

The four people had kidnapped a swap player and his son in the fifth district of the city, on this same day, and kept him captive in a nearby area, according to this source. Shortly after the kidnapping, the intelligence forces of the Taliban began the search and quickly gave with the whereabouts of the kidnappers, after what they started the rescue operation.

When the security forces came to the area, in the fourth police district of the provincial capital, and tried to rescue the kidnapped people, the kidnappers opened fire against the Taliban. "Finally, a confrontation was unleashed between the security forces and them. In the confrontation, the four kidnappers were killed in the place in a few minutes," said the source that said Taliban forces did not suffer casualties in the crash.

The two victims were rescued safely without suffering damage, he added. After this, he detailed, the bodies of the kidnappers were hanging in public, in a place where thousands of people gathered to observe the punishment.

Some images disseminated in social networks show the body of one of these people, bloody, hanging from a crane on one of the main roundabouts of the city with a poster on the chest in which it is read: "Whoever carries out a kidnapping You will run the same luck. " This is the first time they hang in public corpses of alleged criminals since they took full control of the country on August 15.

The brutal punishments such as hanging, the imputations, stoning, and lashes, were common sanctions during the first government the Taliban in 1996-2001. During this period, the radical Islamists hung in public, almost daily, bodies of criminals in Kabul or some province of the country.

This type of punishment was not implemented by the Taliban during the two decades of war that followed US invasion and their expulsion of power. Today's executions occur a day after the Taliban government deny having set a position on the restoration of extreme punishment, ensuring that its administration has not yet made a decision about it.

The kidnappings to obtain rescues have been one of the biggest problems for merchants and, for the most part, the country's wealthy-class citizens during the last two decades. Despite intense efforts from the security forces, this type of crime has not been prevented or reduced.

Updated Date: 25 September 2021, 10:18

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