IEA reject claims of ex-security forces being killed

A spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) foreign ministry has denied Western allegations that IEA forces have killed members of the former Afghan government’s security forces.

Abdul Qahar Balkhi’s remarks came a day after the United States and a number of Western nations condemned reports of the alleged deaths of former Afghan security forces and called for an immediate investigation.

“The Mujahideen are fully committed to the implementation of the amnesty decree and the employees of the previous administration will not be coerced by the previous opposition.”

Balkhi said that if any member of the Islamic Emirate violates the amnesty decree, “he will be punished”.

Balkhi also said that “incidents are being thoroughly investigated but unproven rumors are not credible”.

This comes after the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan and a number of other countries said in a statement recently that there were reports of IEA forces killing members of the former Afghan government’s security forces.