Disgruntled Taliban commander dies while trying to escape to Iran

Disgruntled Taliban commander dies while trying to escape to Iran

The Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid had adopted the Taliban 13 years ago. (file)

Kabul:

Media reports, citing a statement by the Taliban’s Defense Ministry, said that Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid, a disgruntled Taliban commander, was killed by Taliban border forces when he wanted to enter Iran through Herat province in western Afghanistan. was.

It comes as tensions between Iran and Afghanistan are rising over the border dispute and an Iranian embassy in Kabul announced that a delegation led by the deputy minister of foreign affairs to the country to discuss border matters with Taliban officials. I have come.

The Mujahid had clashed with the Taliban several times after starting a dispute with the faction in the Balkhab district of northern Afghanistan’s Sar-e-Pol. Mawlawi Mujahid was the only commander of the Hazara Taliban to take up arms against the Taliban government.

Afghanistan’s local media portal Khama Press said the statement issued on Wednesday did not mention the date on which the Mahdi Mujahid was killed. The statement called Maulvi Mahdi Mujahid a “rebel”.

The Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid had adopted the Taliban 13 years ago. While foreign forces were stationed in Afghanistan, it played a key role in the downfall of the Republican Party in Afghanistan’s northern provinces.

However, more than ten months after the Taliban came to power, he began to criticize the Taliban group.

According to reports, the Mahdi Mujahid demanded Hazara’s greater involvement in the Taliban government, but Taliban leaders not only demanded her, but also disregarded the views of the international community and internal political circles for the establishment of an inclusive government.

Ever since the Taliban regime took control of Afghanistan, explosions and attacks have become a regular affair with regular human rights violations including the relentless killing of civilians, destruction of mosques and temples, attacks on women and the promotion of terror in the region. Giving is included.

A bomb exploded near the Karta Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul last month, a month after Islamic State members attacked the holy site. Religious minorities in Afghanistan, including the Sikh community, have been the target of violence in Afghanistan.

The ongoing economic crisis in Kabul has created extreme poverty in the region. According to analysts, the primary reason for the increase in poverty is political change. In addition, after the Taliban regime in the country, many private businesses have stopped functioning as well affecting the country even more.

In addition, millions of Afghans are on the verge of starvation as the country grapples with a humanitarian crisis. Afghanistan has the highest level of suffering for any country since 2005.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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