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Taliban commit war crime in Afghanistan's Ghazni province

Amin Alemi
Press TV, Kabul

These people have been displaced from their homes after Taliban captured the Shia-dominated district of Malestan in central Ghazni province.

They say the Taliban committed war crimes by killing tens of civilians.

The recent Taliban advances across Afghanistan have brought heavy consequences for local Afghans specially those who live in remote districts and villages.

The Malestan in south of Ghazni province is one among attacked regions by the Taliban over the past weeks.

Taliban has dismissed any report on killing of civilians in the Malestan region.

Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces has increased over the past months as foreign troops leave the country.

The Taliban has made rapid gains, retaking border crossings and rural areas. The government has stepped up operations to push back the militants.

Figures show that at least 3,000 people have been displaced from Malestan district over the last 10 days following Taliban attacks there. Displaced residents say government forces did not resist those attacks as they had expected. This as, Afghan officials have repeatedly claimed that troops were tactically retreated from dozens of districts including Malestan.

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