Taliban fighters are “intensifying” their “hunt-down” of Afghan officials, security forces and police and punishing their families when they can’t find them, according to a new private intelligence report obtained by ABC News.
The report was provided to the United Nations, which shared it with member countries, including the U.S., according to American officials.
It offers chilling new evidence of the militant group’s efforts to violently crack down on the Afghan people and consolidate power by eliminating its enemies — moving with systematic speed less than one week after seizing the country’s capital, Kabul.
Several former officials, along with Afghans who worked for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, have told ABC News they fear for their lives amid a mass rush on Kabul airport and Afghanistan’s borders. While security forces appear to be their prime target, the report warns Taliban fighters have threatened action against Afghans who worked with the U.S. and United Kingdom as well.