Taliban ‘killing children’ as they rampage across Afghanistan, minister claims

The Taliban are killing innocent children as they brutally continue their reign, Afghanistan's former interior minister has claimed.

Masoud Andarabi posted horrifying photos on Twitter which depict people, including a young child, who had allegedly been killed by vicious Taliban fighters.

The former minister, who was sacked by former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in March, claimed that the militants "'are trying to rule over people by terrorizing, killing young children and elderly citizens."

Andarabi added that the Taliban "cannot govern the nation" using these horrific methods, Daily Mail reports.

The warning came just a day after the main resistance group, who are continuing to fight the Taliban, denied that their surrender was being negotiated.

Ex-Afghan soldiers have reportedly joined forces with local militia from a base north-east of Kabul – many of the fighters were trained by Western troops.

The group is fighting under the banner The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan.

Andarabi added in his tweet: "In Andarab, Taliban have been carrying out unwarranted searches of homes, capturing people without reason or justification and killing innocent citizens.

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"As a result, people have had to rise against their brutality to protect their lives, honor, dignity and property."

The photos posted to Twitter come after Andarabi warned an Indian news outlet that the resistance to the Taliban's domination would not go away.

He said: "I think there will be backs and pushes and resistance.

"It shows that if the Taliban do not adjust to today's Afghanistan, these pocket resistances will keep popping up.

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"The resistance will continue in any form across the Ghani following multiple Taliban attacks on government soldiers.

No official reason was released for his dismissal, but a senior security official said that Andarabi had failed to arrest a militia commander whose troops had shot down a helicopter and killed nine security officers.

The former minister had reportedly been tasked weeks prior to arrest the commander.

The images were posted to Twitter after horrifying reports of Taliban militants scouring cities across Afghanistan for women and girls.

Commanders were reportedly asking troops to bring them lists of unmarried women aged 12 to 45 so Taliban troops could marry them.

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