The “Taliban” movement shot dead the brother of Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan vice president, and his driver in Northern Panjshir Province, according to Saleh’s nephew on Saturday.
Sharif Salih said his uncle, Ruhollah Azizi, was heading somewhere in car on Thursday when Taliban fighters stopped him at a roadblock. “As we have heard at the moment, the Taliban shot him and his driver at the checkpoint,” he added.
Sharesh Salih said it was not clear where her uncle, the anti-Taliban fighter was going when he was captured by the “Taliban”, noting that phones were not working in the area.
Amrullah Saleh led the forces that resisted the Taliban in Panjshir, which was the last province to be invaded by the new rulers of Afghanistan.
The videos released on social media show the Taliban firing on anti-Taliban fighters in the Panjshir they had arrested.
In a text message to the Reuters news agency, Obaidullah Saleh wrote: “They executed my uncle … They killed him yesterday and they didn’t allow us to bury him … They kept saying that his body must rot.” .
The Taliban-speaking Urdu-language news agency said “reportedly” Ruhollah was killed during the fighting in Panjshir.
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