AfghanistanVideo online showed militants counting bundles of dollars and gold in the former vice president Saleh’s residence, but the Taliban denied this.
A video that surfaced on social media earlier this week shows two suitcases filled with cash and gold bullion, while two unidentified men tally. The person who posted the video said this is the amount of $ 6.5 million and 18 gold bars found in the home of former Afghan vice president Amrullah Saleh after the Taliban raid.
Afghan journalist Tajuden Soroush also shared a similar video. According to his Twitter bio, Soroush is a reporter for Iran’s international TV station.
Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban Cultural Committee, denied the report in an interview with the Afghan daily Al-Itteza today, but did not provide further details.
Earlier, the Taliban executed Rohullah Azizi, brother of Amrullah Saleh, during fighting in the Panjshir valley, the last stronghold of the resistance. The whereabouts of Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, leaders of the resistance front, are unknown after the fall of Panjshir.
The Taliban regained full control of Afghanistan last month after the US completed its withdrawal. The force on September 7 announced an interim government led by Mohammad Hassan as prime minister. The cabinet does not currently include non-Taliban members or women.
Huyen Le (Follow Hindustan Times)