Taliban Searched Closed Indian Consulate In Kandahar

Members of the Taliban visited the Indian consulates in Kandahar and Herat on Wednesday, according to sources.

The Taliban visited closed Indian consulates in Afghanistan on Wednesday, searched for documents and took away parked cars, government sources said today. The sources have also expressed worry, as it meant the group is acting against the assurances which its leaders have been giving to the world.

According to sources, the Taliban members visited the Indian consulates in Kandahar and Herat on Wednesday. They “searched closets” in Kandahar for papers and took away vehicles parked at both the consulates.

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

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After seizing Kabul, the Taliban has been carrying out door-to-door searches in Kabul to identify Afghans who worked for National Directorate of Security, the state-run intelligence agency.

Besides the embassy in Kabul, India operated four consulates in the country. Apart from Kandahar and Herat, India also had a consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, which was shut down days before the Taliban took control. The embassy in Kabul is not officially shut, it is operating with local help.

An intelligence document for the UN has revealed that the Taliban are going house-to-house searching for people who worked with the US and NATO forces, according to news agency AFP.

The “targeted searches” have raised fears that the Taliban which held a press conference and claimed complete amnesty for rivals, does not intend to stick to its word.

New Delhi is also concerned about the support the group is getting from various terror organisations.

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