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U.N. report indicates Taliban has killing over 100 people connected to former Afghanistan government

More than 100 officials and individuals associated with the former government have been killed in Afghanistan

Published: January 31, 2022 8:03am

Updated: January 31, 2022 2:15pm

The United Nations says reports indicate the Taliban has over 100 people affiliated with the former Afghan government.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report that the group has received "credible allegations" that over 100 people who worked for the former government, including its security forces and helpful individuals from allied international forces, have been killed since the brutal Taliban takeover of the country in August.

Last August, as the United States completed in totally military withdraw from Afghanistan, the Taliban ceased control of the country's government. 

Guterres says the U.N. also received word of the "extrajudicial killings of at least 50 individuals suspected of affiliation with ISIL-KP," the ISIS branch that operates in Afghanistan. 

The new Afghan regime previously announced that "general amnesties" would be afforded to members of the former government. Since that time, however, the U.N. has received reports of " enforced disappearances and other violations impacting the right to life and physical integrity."

The secretary general also said that media and human rights workers in Afghanistan have become the targets of persistent attacks that include "intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and killings," according to the Associated Press. 

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