Taliban ransacks Indian Consulates, takes away parked vehicles

Afghanistan is going through a huge political crisis and the Taliban has taken over the country. The Taliban visited closed Indian consulates in Kandahar and Herat respectively two days ago, to conduct searches. According to sources in the security set-up, they also took some documents along with parked vehicles from the two missions. Notably, India has four Indian consulates located in Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Jalalabad which were closed after the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15.

“We expected this. They ransacked the place, searched documents and also took away our parked vehicles from both embassies,” a senior officer told NDTV.

After reports of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, India evacuated its Embassy personnel by an Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft on Tuesday, bringing back 120 Indians, including ITBP personnel from the Kabul airport.

The Taliban are currently hunting down people who worked for an collaborated with NATO and the US forces, said a UN document. The confidential paper was produced by the Norwegian Centre for Global Analyses, which provides the UN with intelligence information.

“The Taliban are arresting and/or threatening to kill or arrest family members of target individuals unless they surrender themselves to the Taliban,” the BBC reported.

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