• DPPC Team

DPPC Human Rights Report

The following is a list of atrocities that have occurred in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Each of these reports has been corroborated by trusted sources on the ground. Additional information is available upon request from the DPPC.


This report covers the period Oct 11- 25, 2021.



October 11, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: The body of a woman was discovered in Dawlatzai locality, Chabarhar District, Nangarhar Province. Unknown gunmen reportedly shot her to death.


October 12, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: Unknown gunmen shot dead Abdul Rahman Muawen in daylight in District 4 of Jalalabad city. According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen fled the scene without any hindrance.


October 12, 2021, Kapisa, Harassment: Locals in Kapisa say Taliban fighters harass and detain them without reason, and force them to buy weapons. Moreover, locals claim that Taliban fighters are searching for former Afghan military personnel. Taliban officials claim some measures are necessary to ensure the security of the area.


October 12, 2021, Ghor, Harassment and Violence: The Taliban have flogged a boy and a girl for allegedly running away from home in Dawlatyar district, Ghor province.


October 13, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: Two civilians have been killed in District 4 of Jalalabad city for alleged ties with ISKP. Their dead bodies were found the next morning with a piece of paper placed on them claiming their ties with ISKP. Locals say extrajudicial hangings have happened in the district before too.


October 14, 2021, Uruzgan, Harassment and Violence: Residents of Tirinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province, claim Taliban fighters beat up locals for listening to music in public.


October 14, 2021, Ghor, Extrajudicial Killing: Unknown gunmen shot dead Former Member of the Afghan Senate (Meshrano Jirga) Muawen Ahmad Dawlatyar on his way home from a meeting with the Taliban in Dawlatyar District, Ghor province.


October 14, 2021, Kapisa, Extrajudicial Killing: The residents of Kapisa province claim Taliban insurgents have been killing and beating locals on many occasions since October 12th.


October 15, 2021, Daikundi, Extrajudicial Killing: According to local sources, the Taliban have burned four drug addicts in Nilli town, the capital of Daikundi province. It has been reported that the Taliban are instructed to burn alive drug addicts who still use drugs after completing their treatment in rehabilitation centers.


October 15, 2021, Kapisa, Kidnapping and Violence: Local sources say Taliban insurgents have broken into the house of a former military official and took away three of his family members last night. Their whereabouts are not known yet.


October 17, 2021, Ghor, Extortion: Local sources claim Taliban fighters are extorting money and materials from shopkeepers and locals in Ghor Province, claiming the money is going to a family whose father and son were killed by those fighters.


October 17, 2021, Panjsher, Harassment: According to local sources, Taliban fighters are still breaking into homes and searching for locals almost two months after Panjsher fell to the Taliban. Dozens of families have left their homes in the past few days.


October 17, 2021, Daikundi, Forced Migration and Looting: More than four hundred families have been forcefully displaced by Taliban Commander Dastageer from the Nawmish District of Daikundi Province in the past month. People claim that their household items have been looted and thrown out and that they are facing severe difficulties living on the streets and on the mountainside.


October 19, 2021, Kapisa, Forced Migration: Locals claim that the Taliban insurgents have not left the residential houses they forcefully seized during the conflicts with the previous government in Kapisa province.


October 19, 2021, Panjsher, Harassment and Violence: The Taliban are harassing and punishing locals in Panjsher for unknown reasons. The Taliban continuously demand weapons and arms from locals.


October 20, 2021, Khost, Extrajudicial Killing: Unknown gunmen have killed Poet and Civil Society Activist Hilaman Zhwandi in the provincial capital of Khost Province.


October 20, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: The dead body of a man was found in Khas Kunar District, Nangarhar Province on the night of October 19, 2021. District hospital doctors say the man had been stabbed multiple times and has died due to the injuries. He was killed over alleged ties to ISKP, which is a usual excuse for Taliban killings.


October 22, 2021, Ghor, Extrajudicial Killing: Local sources report that Taliban insurgents have killed a former military officer, Mullah Dost, in the provincial capital of Ghor province.


October 23, 2021, Paktika, Extrajudicial Killing: A man was shot dead in Yousuf Khail locality in Paktia province. Local sources claim that he was a brother of a former military officer and that he was kidnapped four days ago from the Yahya Khail area of the province.


October 23, 2021, Nangarhar, Looting: Local sources say some Taliban fighters are looting residential houses and public properties in daylight and with full immunity. They claim to have informed local security officials but there has been no measure taken to prevent the crimes and maintain security.


October 23, 2021, Daikundi, Violence and Illegal Detention: Taliban have arrested and tortured a twelve-year-old boy in Giti district for his relatives working in the previous government. A local source says that people are being detained and tortured by the Taliban insurgents in the Giti and Kajran districts of Daikundi province in search of the employees and military officers of the previous government.


October 24, 2021, Khost, Illegal Detention: Khost’s former Head of Anti-Crime Unit Sher Dawood claims his fifteen-year-old kid has been detained by the Taliban, demanding his presence for investigation.


October 24, 2021, Panjsher, Harassment and Disappearance: People in Frobal area of Panjsher province claim that Taliban insurgents have broken into their residential houses and have taken away dozens of men with them the night of October 23, 2021.


October 24, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: Two people were mysteriously murdered and hanged in Sayaf Family Ring Road in District 6 of Jalalabad City on the night of October 23, 2021. Sources confirm that the victims were residents of the Sherzad and Haska Mina districts of Nangarhar province.


October 25, 2021, Paktia, Extrajudicial Killing: Former head of Security of District 1 Gardez was mysteriously murdered in Paktia province. His dead body was found in Chonai, Gardez.


October 25, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: Unknown assailants murdered the scholar in Muqam Khan, Behsud District, Nangarhar Province. The gunmen managed to escape the scene without any problem.


October 25, 2021, Nangarhar, Extrajudicial Killing: Gunmen have shot dead the brother of Ibrar Murad, a former member of the parliament and Police Chief of District 5, Jalalabad City.


October 25, 2021, Ghazni, Looting: People in Ghazni province claim that their properties are being looted by the Taliban insurgents. One resident said Taliban insurgents broke into his house and took away his vehicle.