Taliban fighters2According to police officials in western Herat province of Afghanistan, Taliban group militants have amputated a hand and a foot of two private security guards over robbery charges.

Taliban group following a statement cofnirmed the report and said they had cut off the right hand and left foot of each man accusing them for highway robberies.

The statement further added that the men had confessed to “the District court of the Islamic Emirate” that they had robbed travellers on roads in the area.

However one of the victims he and his companion had been kidnapped a few days ago by the militants.

The two individuals reportedly worked for a private security company providing escort services to NATO-led coaltion security forces logistic convoys.

Provincial police spokesman Noor Khan Nikzad said the incident happened in the Rabat-e Sangi district and the men were brought to Herat city for treatment.

Taliban group imposed a harsh form of Islamic justice while they were ruling the country from 1996 to 2001. Taliban militants are frequently targeting Afghan and coalition security forces and civilians who are working for NATO troops since they were toppled down by a US-led invasion in 2001.

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