More than 100 people were reportedly killed by unidentified gunmen in Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, which is under the control of the Taliban, TOLO News reported has citing sources. Tolo News reported that the Afghan ministry of interior blamed the Taliban for the killings of the civilians in Spin Boldak and said they were murdered without any reason.
“The brutal terrorists on the order of their Punjabi bosses (Pakistan) ambushed the homes of the innocent Afghans in certain areas of Spin Boldak, looted the homes and martyred 100 innocent people,” said Mirwais Stanekzai, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior. “This unveils the real face of the cruel enemy,” added Stanekzai. Last week, the Taliban had seized Spin Boldak and rampaged through it. In video footage released by France 24, scores of Taliban members were seen rampaging through the town, looting homes and seizing vehicles of government officials who had fled the area. They were seen roaming on motorbikes through the bazaar and looting the area that provides direct access to Pakistan`s Balochistan province. They also raised the flags of the Taliban in one of the houses.
Afghan security agencies have said that the bodies of several civilians are still lying on the ground in Spin Boldak. However, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the allegations.