Local sources in the central and southern Afghan provinces of Parwan and Kandahar, respectively, have said that the Taliban has begun carrying out sweeping house-to-house searches.
In the Kolami area of the Salang district of Parwan province, the Taliban are said to have first arrested men and searched homes while breaking in, according to sources in Parwan.
The Taliban stormed the village of Kolami on Sunday night, the 18th of September, imprisoned men there, and searched the homes, according to domestic media reports, confirming this approach of the Taliban.
The residents of this Kolami village in the Salang district of Parwan are reportedly considering a mass evacuation because they are concerned about the Taliban nighttime searches.
Meanwhile, Kandahar province house-to-house searches have reportedly begun, according to sources in the province of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan.
The Taliban has acknowledged conducting house searches in this province, and the Kandahar chief of police stated on Monday that the Taliban are not operating alone in their activities; they are joined by neighborhood elders and religious scholars.
People are concerned if the Taliban had other targets in mind, despite the Taliban’s assertion that they perform thorough house searches across Afghanistan to find criminals and track down illegal or state-owned firearms.