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Taliban Fighters Are ‘Hunting Down’ Journalists, Carrying Out Revenge Executions Against Afghans Who Worked With The West

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Despite promising “amnesty” to Afghan residents who worked with Western governments and organizations during the last 20 years of U. S. military occupation, Taliban forces in Afghanistan are now reportedly “hunting down” journalists and other supposed dissidents in order to execute them.

According to German news outlet Deutsche Welle, bloodthirsty militants on Thursday shot and killed a family member of an Afghan journalist who works with the Western media organization.

DW director general Peter Limbourg said the heinous attack was carried out during a house-to-house revenge search, during which another one of the unnamed journalist’s family members was seriously injured. The journalist is reportedly safe, having escaped to Germany.

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In a statement, Limbourg called on the German government to take action, exclaiming, “We are running out of time!”

“The killing of a close relative of one of our editors by the Taliban yesterday is inconceivably tragic, and testifies to the acute danger in which all our employees and their families in Afghanistan find themselves,” Limbourg said… (Read more)

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