The shocking video clip apparently shows General Haji Mullah Achakzai handcuffed, blindfolded and kneeling handcuffed before he is gunned down in a hail of bullets
Harrowing footage has emerged that appears to show a police chief being executed by the Taliban.
The shocking video clip, which has been circulated on Twitter, apparently shows General Haji Mullah Achakzai handcuffed, blindfolded and kneeling handcuffed before he is gunned down in a hail of bullets.
General Achakzai was the commander of Badghis Province near Herat in Afghanistan, and is believed to have been held by the Taliban after they seized power of the area.
His apparent execution comes just days after the Taliban promised that there would be no acts of vengeance against “former enemies” following their takeover of Afghanistan on Saturday.
Nasser Waziri, a security adviser and friend of General Achakzai, told Newsweek that the jihadist group shared the disturbing footage through a Taliban-related network.
Mr Waziri, who verified the chilling footage with other government officials and police officers, said: “He was surrounded by the Taliban and had no choice but to surrender last night.
“The Taliban targeted Achakzai because he was a high-ranking intelligence official.”
The General, who is in his early 60s, was a known enemy of the Taliban as he fought against the group over decades.
During their first official news conference in Kabul since their rapid takeover of the city, the Taliban promised there won’t be violence against women and they wouldn’t hold grudges against anyone.
The movement’s main spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, said: “We don’t want any internal or external enemies”
But according to reports, the governor and police chief of Laghman Province near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan have also been held y the Taliban with their fate to be decided by the group’s bosses.
A confidential report to the UN has also revealed that the jihadis are stepping up their hunt for those who worked with NATO forces, the UK and the US.
The dossier leaked to the New York Times said the Taliban are “arresting and/or threatening to kill or arrest family members of target individuals unless they surrender themselves to the Taliban”.
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Senior Afghan officials also told The Telegraph that they had been forced to go into “deep hiding” to avoid the death squads.
The Mirror understands there are also claims of summary killings by the Taliban as fighters perform door-to-door searches throughout Kabul city.
They are hunting down former officials, ex police, soldiers and anyone who worked with the former Kabul government – or with coalition forces.
Earlier this week a British private security team was forced to negotiate their way through a Taliban checkpoint and was given very alarming news.
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A source told the Daily Mirror: “The Taliban told them: ‘you need to leave now because a large number of foreign fighters is heading to Kabul and you don’t want to be here when they arrive.
“These fighters will not be here to be peaceful.”
There have already been sickening reports of women being shot dead and girls as young as 12 being dragged from their homes so they can become child brides.
Forsaken Fighters – an Australian not-for-profit organisation that helps support those left behind – tweeted that one of the interpreters it works with was executed in Kandahar on Sunday night.
They shared an in image of the dad-of-four saying he had been “mutilated” as fighters discovered he had worked for both the US and UK around 10 years ago.
There have been harrowing scenes at the airport in Kabul as hundreds of Afghan gather on the tarmac in a desperate effort to flee Taliban rule.
Parents have tried to hand their babies to soldiers over barbed wire in a frantic bid for them to be flown out of the country.
While devastating videos show a crowd of people running alongside a US military plane as it moved to take off, with some clinging to its wheels.
Others have fallen to their death as they desperately tried to cling on to planes.
Taliban fighters are now said to be using guns, whips and sticks to stop Afghans getting to Kabul airport, forcing flights to leave half-empty.
Around 20,000 Afghan refugees will be given sanctuary in the UK in the next five years after the Government announced plans to help those fleeing the Taliban..