According to Taliban officials in Panjshir province, in northern Afghanistan, the birthplace of the National Resistance Front, the Taliban’s forces accidentally shot a woman dead in the Abshar district of this province.

Abu Baker Siddiq, the Taliban’s spokesperson for the governor’s office of Panjshir province, told the media that the group’s forces accidentally and inadvertently shot a woman, attributing the incident to human error.

However, he maintains that a man has been arrested in connection with the case.

Local sources in Panjshir province claim that this woman is from the village of Parangal in the Abshar district and that she and her husband went to the mountains two days ago to graze livestock.

The sources add that the woman is survived by her five small children.

Under an earlier agreement, tribal elders in the province of Panjshir provided the Taliban with information on the identities of people who irrigate land at night, the names of shepherds, and how many cattle each of them had.

The Taliban, according to the agreement, is supposed to remove their forces from public places, such as schools, hospitals, and mosques.

Some Panjshir locals, however, assert that the Taliban have made it very difficult for everyone to climb the mountain or move their livestock to pastures, infringing the agreement.


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