VP Saleh calls for execution of Taliban detainees as assassinations increase

  • Date of Publication : 18/01/2021 at 12:33 GMT
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Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh suggested on Monday that some Taliban detainees should be executed in response to rise in assassinations.

Saleh said that the core reason why assassinations have increased in major cities is that the Taliban detainees think that they would be pardoned and not punished.

He said that one of the solutions is that some of the detainees should be executed so that others could learn a lesson.

Assassinations of government employees, civil society activists and media people have increased in recent weeks.

On Sunday, gunmen killed two female Supreme Court judges in capital Kabul.

Saleh also said that police on Sunday stopped several children and teenagers traveling to Taliban madrasas.

He said that most of Taliban commanders have been trained in Karachi and other cities of Pakistan.

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