Thursday, 21 October 2021
Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main square
AP , Saturday 25 Sep 2021
The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past

Taliban fighters. File photo: AFP
The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past.
Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies were brought to the main square and three bodies were moved to other parts of the city for public display.
Seddiqi said the Taliban announced in the square that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.
Ziaulhaq Jalali, a Taliban appointed district police chief in Herat, said later that Taliban members rescued a father and son who had been abducted by four kidnappers after an exchange of gunfire. He said a Taliban fighter and a civilian were wounded by the kidnappers but ``the four (kidnappers) were killed in crossfire.''
Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan, told The Associated Press this week that the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.
Since the Taliban overran Kabul on Aug. 15 and seized control of the country, Afghans and the world have been watching to see whether they will re-create their harsh rule of the late 1990s. The group's leaders remain entrenched in a deeply conservative, hard-line worldview, even if they are embracing technological changes, like video and mobile phones.
Also on Saturday, a Taliban official said a roadside bomb hit a Taliban car in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province wounding at least one person.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. The Islamic State group affiliate, which is headquartered in eastern Afghanistan, has said it was behind similar attacks in Jalalabad last week that killed 12 people.
Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Hanif said the person wounded in the attack is a municipal worker.
Search Keywords:
Afghanistan
conflict
Taliban
Short link:

 
Latest News
Arsenal boss Arteta confident of Lacazette effort amid contract uncertainty
'Stop Counting, Keep Living': Campaign raises awareness on people living.....
Why banning financing for fossil fuel projects in Africa isn't a climate.....
Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys over Kavala statement
GERD: Talks remain elusive
Bayern Munich coach Nagelsmann tests positive for coronavirus
Egypt’s AOI sets up 4MW solar power plant in Uganda
In Photos: Mo Salah says coming face-to-face with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds.....
3 Afghans from IS group killed near border: Pakistan
Baku frees Iranian truck drivers as ties thaw with Tehran
Most Viewed
UEFA Champions League results & scorers (3rd round, groupstage)
GERD: Talks remain elusive
Match facts: Manchester United v Atalanta (UEFA Champions League)
Up to 6 IPOs of Egyptian state companies to be launched in current FY: Minister
House’s approval of EGP 5 billion loan for EgyptAir a hard win, but will it.....
Match facts: Barcelona v Dinamo Kiev (UEFA Champions League)
At least 19 people killed in road accident on Cairo’s Ring Road
Egypt FM Shoukry meets Libyan PM Dbeibah ahead of Tripoli conference to support.....
The spectre of stagflation
Iraq on the brink of change
Also In Region
Iran holds nationwide air force drill, latest armed exercise
Baku frees Iranian truck drivers as ties thaw with Tehran
Iran urges UN action against Israeli threats to nuke program
Attacks kill 27 in Syria capital, rebel stronghold
Morocco halts flights with UK, Germany, Netherlands over virus
Sudan's key Red Sea ports coveted by regional powers
Solving Yemen crisis a top priority, says Blinken
14 killed in rare Damascus army bus bombing
Egypt Business Opinion WorldArts & Culture SportsLife & Style Antiquities BooksAnalysis Heritage Multimedia​Al-Ahram Weekly About us
© 2020 All Rights Reserved Ahram Online.
HomeEgyptEgypt Home Politics Courts & LawForeign AffairsSocietyHealthUrban & TransportDefenseTourismBusinessBusiness Home EconomyMarkets & CompaniesEnergyTechOpinionWorldWorld Home RegionInternationalAfricaArts & CultureArts & Culture Home FilmMusicVisual ArtStage & StreetEntertainmentArt AlertSportsSports Home Egyptian FootballTalents AbroadWorldNational TeamsAfricaOmni sportsMultimediaLife & StyleLife & Style Home StyleHealthFoodCity LightsAntiquitiesAntiquities Home Ancient EgyptGreco-RomanCopticIslamicMuseumsBooksBooks Home ReviewsNewsAnalysisHeritageHeritage Home WalksFolk ArtsHeritage specialPhoto HeritageInspiring MindsMultimediaAl-Ahram WeeklyAl-Ahram Weekly Home EgyptEconomyWorldOpinionCultureLimelightHeritageFeaturesFocusLivingSufra DaymaEntre nousAutosTravelInterviewsSpecialArtCinemaExhibitionsLecturesTheaterMusic and danceSports