Local sources in the northern Afghan province of Samangan say that Taliban forces are still searching homes door to door in Aybak, the province’s capital. Additionally, 25 young people are said to have been arrested as a result of these searches, according to some domestic news sources.

On Sunday, July 17, the Taliban reportedly began house-to-house searches in various areas of Aybak city and carried them out until late at night, with 25 young individuals reportedly detained during these searches.

According to sources, a door-to-door search was resumed this morning in the Karte Sulha neighborhood, which is near the city of Aybak.

This is despite the fact that the Taliban had already searched people’s houses in Kabul calling it a “search and clear” operation, in the capital of Afghanistan.

Regarding the search of people’s houses in Samangan, the local Taliban authorities have not yet made any comment.

Afghans have been terrified by the house searches, which have brought up terrifying memories of previous house searches by previous governments.

The Afghan people have been forthright in posting images and videos of the chaos the Taliban forces have wrought on social media, criticizing what they call “violations of privacy,” “intrusive behavior,” and “suppressing dissent”.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).