The United Nations Secretary-General said in a report addressed to the UN Security Council that more than 100 former members of the Afghan government, its security forces and those who worked with International troops have been killed since the Taliban takeover of the country on August 15.
“Despite announcements of general amnesties for former members of the Government, security forces and those who worked with International military forces (the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) UNAMA continued to receive credible allegations of killings, enforced disappearances and other violations against former government and coalition members.”
The U.N. political mission in Afghanistan also receive “credible allegations of extrajudicial killings of at least 50 individuals suspected of affiliation with ISIL-KP” the Islamic State extremist group operating in Afghanistan, Guterres said in the report to U.N. Security Council.
Guterres added that the human rights defenders and media workers continues to come under attack, intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest, I’ll-treatment and killings.
“Eight civil society activists were killed, including three by the Taliban and three by Islamic State extremists and 10 were subjected to temporary arrests, hearings and threats by the Taliban. Two journalists were killed one by IS and two were injured by unknown armed men.”
UN Secretary General added that an estimated 22.8 million people are projected to be in “crisis” and “emergency” levels of food insecurity by March 2022, according to UN estimates. Half of all children under fiver are facing acute malnutrition.
According to Guterres, the Taliban is facing many challenges, including rising attacks against its members despite the reduction in violence.
“These groups have been primarily operating in Panjshir Province and Baghlan’s Andarab District but have not made significant territorial inroads though armed clashes are regularly documented, along with forced displacement and communication outages.”
The public universities of Afghanistan, which were closed since the Taliban invasion will reopen in February said the acting higher education minister of Taliban. The Taliban had entered Kabul on August 15 without any resistance from the Afghan army or the country’s President, Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country before Taliban invasion.