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Taliban ‘intensifying’ search for Afghans who helped US — UN document

The Taliban is intensifying a search for people who worked with US and NATO forces, a confidential United Nations document says, despite the militants vowing no revenge against opponents.

The report — provided by the UN’s threat-assessment consultants and seen by AFP — says the group has “priority lists” of individuals it wants to arrest.

Most at risk are people who had central roles in the Afghan military, police and intelligence units, according to the document.

Taliban fighters stand along a road in Kabul, on August 18, 2021, after the Taliban’s military takeover of Afghanistan. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP)

The Taliban have been conducting “targeted door-to-door visits” of individuals they want to apprehend and their family members, the report says.

It adds that militants are also screening individuals on the way to airport and have set up checkpoints in major cities, including the capital and Jalalabad.

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