In a concerning incident, Engineer Jannat Khan, a civilian from the Tanai district of Khost province, has been detained by the Taliban's intelligence. The incident, which occurred on December 4, has left Khan's fate shrouded in uncertainty. He was reportedly not engaged in any official duties at the time of his apprehension and was instead focused on personal matters, specifically, planning for his critically ill son's medical treatment abroad.
Taliban's Silence and Growing Concerns
The Taliban remains silent regarding the grounds for Khan's detention. This lack of transparency has sparked concerns among his associates, who argue that his arrest is unjustified. Moreover, they express alarm over his son's deteriorating health, who is now in critical condition in a hospital.
Pattern of Detentions
The case of Engineer Jannat Khan is not an isolated event but reflects a pattern of detentions carried out by the Taliban against both civilians and military personnel in Afghanistan. Last month, Taliban fighters executed a deadly raid in Daikundi, Afghanistan's central province, killing civilians, including children. Additionally, British aid worker Kevin Cornwell was imprisoned by the Taliban for nine months, during which he endured sepsis and was denied adequate medical care.