Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid, a disgruntled Taliban commander, was killed by Taliban border forces as he tried to cross into Iran through Herat province in western Afghanistan, media reported citing a statement from the ministry of security. Defense of the Taliban.
It comes as tensions rise between Iran and Afghanistan over the border dispute and an Iranian embassy in Kabul announced that a delegation, led by the deputy foreign minister, had arrived in the country. to discuss border issues with Taliban officials.
It should be mentioned that Mujahid had clashed with the Taliban on several occasions after starting a dispute with the group in Balkhab district of Sar-e-pol in northern Afghanistan. Mawlawi Mujahid was the only Taliban Hazara commander to take up arms against the Taliban government.
The statement that was released on Wednesday made no mention of when Mahdi Mujahid was killed, Afghan local media portal Khaama Press reported. In the statement, Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid was called a “rebel”.
13 years ago, Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid embraced the Taliban. When foreign forces were stationed in Afghanistan, he played a key role in the collapse of the Republican Party in the northern provinces of Afghanistan.
However, more than ten months after the Taliban came to power, he began to criticize the Taliban group.
According to reports, Mahdi Mujahid sought to increase Hazara participation in the Taliban government, but the Taliban leadership ignored not only his request, but also the views of the international community and internal political circles, in order to establish a inclusive government.
Since the Taliban regime took control of Afghanistan, explosions and attacks have become a regular affair with relentless human rights abuses involving relentless killings of civilians, destruction of mosques and temples, assaults on women and fueling terror in the region.
Last month, a bomb exploded near Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul, a month after the holy site was attacked by Islamic State operatives. Religious minorities in Afghanistan, including the Sikh community, have been targets of violence in Afghanistan.
The current economic crisis in Kabul has caused abject poverty in the region. According to analysts, the main reason for the increase in poverty is due to political changes. Moreover, following the Taliban regime in the country, many private companies have ceased to operate, which has even more impact on the country.
Additionally, millions of Afghans are on the brink of starvation as the country reels from a humanitarian crisis. Afghanistan also has the highest level of suffering measured for any country since 2005.
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