The Taliban have killed four people accused of kidnapping, hung them on a crane and left their bodies in public.
The incident took place on Saturday (September 25th) in the western Afghan city of Herat. A senior official of Herat province confirmed the matter. Khabar Al Jazeera.
Maulvi Sher Ahmed, deputy governor of Herat province, said the bodies of four people had been displayed in various public gathering areas. The reason for doing so, he said, is that the people of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan must understand that abductions will not be tolerated.
The bodies are displayed in important squares of Herat city. This is the highest public punishment given by the Taliban since taking control of Afghanistan on the 15th of last month.
Various graphic images or videos of the punishment meted out to the Taliban have spread on social media. Where the corpses can be seen being placed in a pickup and a corpse lifted by a crane. There are a few people around that pickup. Taliban members are standing with weapons.
A businessman and his son were abducted on Saturday morning. After the incident, the police closed the roads outside the city. Taliban fighters later captured the kidnappers at a checkpoint.