A young member of the Taliban group has admitted that the young fighters of Taliban face sexual abuse in the hands of the elder of Taliban fighters.

The Taliban fighter made the confession after being arrested with two other Taliban militants during an operation in Mullah Yaqoob Village of Sarozi district of Paktika, according to a Sada-e Azadi report.

The detained teenage militant has also confessed that they were also cooperating with Taliban militants in planting improvised explosive devices, spying and providing logistics support to the group.

Reacting to the report, the 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the recruitment of young men and subjecting them to sexual abuse by Taliban militants is not a new practice.

The statement further added that the Taliban militants recruit young men into their ranks by taking advantage of the ignorance of the young men or coercing them.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said thousands of documents exist which confirm that the Taliban militants recruit, sexually abuse and coerce young men to conduct terrorist related activities.

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