Taliban Admit Killing Afghan Comic Beaten In Viral Video
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Fri 30th July 2021 | 02:10 AM
Kandahar, Afghanistan, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2021 ) :The Taliban on Thursday said they had killed an Afghan police officer, better known for posting humourous videos online, after clips emerged on social media showing him being beaten and his dead body.
Fazal Mohammad, popularly referred to as "Khasha Zwan", was stationed in southern Kandahar province but was taken away by the Taliban after returning home about two weeks ago, according to an officer serving with him.
"He was not a comedian, he fought against us in several battles. He had tried to flee when we detained him, prompting our gunmen to kill him," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Thursday.
"He was an active policeman and responsible for deaths of many people," he told AFP.
Police commander Sailab, who has one name like many Afghans and who worked with Mohammad, said the comic was never deployed in combat and was more of an entertainer for the checkpoint's officers.
The Taliban have been accused of targeted killings -- including journalists, judges and activists -- since signing a landmark deal with Washington last year that paved the way for the withdrawal of foreign troops.