Kabul – Local sources in Balkh confirm that a resident, named Haji Esmat was shot by Taliban forces at a checkpoint on Thursday evening while he was returning home from work. “He died in the hospital later that evening,” the victim’s relatives told Hasht-e Subh by confirming his death.
Local officials have not provided details on the incident despite several attempts by the media outlets.
It is the not first and the last of such incidents. Taliban forces have killed many innocent civilians at checkpoints by opening irresponsible fires since August 2021.
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Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily