The Taliban on Thursday stated they’d killed an Afghan police officer, higher identified for posting humourous movies on-line, after clips emerged on social media displaying him being overwhelmed and his useless physique. Fazal Mohammad, popularly known as “Khasha Zwan”, was stationed in southern Kandahar province however was taken away by the Taliban after returning residence about two weeks in the past, in keeping with an officer serving with him.
Final week, viral movies emerged displaying Mohammad, his arms tied behind his again and sitting between two males in a automobile, being slapped repeatedly. One other clip purported to point out his useless physique. “He was not a comic, he fought in opposition to us in a number of battles. He had tried to flee once we detained him, prompting our gunmen to kill him,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated Thursday.
“He was an lively policeman and answerable for deaths of many individuals,” he informed AFP. Police commander Sailab, who has one identify like many Afghans and who labored with Mohammad, stated the comedian was by no means deployed in fight and was extra of an entertainer for the checkpoint’s officers.
The militants initially denied they’d something to do together with his homicide, till the movies went viral. The killing comes because the Taliban — who strictly forbid any type of leisure after they managed Afghanistan — are making sweeping territorial features throughout the nation.
Second vice chairman Sarwar Danesh stated in a Fb put up it “displayed the character of the enemies of this land and their hostility to tradition, artwork and freedom”. Mohammad’s homicide additionally triggered outrage on social media.
“The harmless face of Khasha hurts the center of each human. They (Taliban) have shot him useless, they’re the cruelest individuals on this planet,” a put up on Fb stated. The Taliban have been accused of focused killings — together with journalists, judges and activists — since signing a landmark take care of Washington final yr that paved the best way for the withdrawal of overseas troops.
Violence has additional surged since early Could, when the insurgents launched a marketing campaign throughout the countryside after overseas forces started their last pullout.