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Reports Of Death "False", Was "Beaten By Taliban": Afghan Reporter

Even as Tolo News, Afghanistan's aboriginal absolute account channel, accepted the afterlife of its anchorman Ziar Yaad Khan in Kabul, the man tweeted adage the address is false. Mr Khan said he was baffled by Taliban in Kabul's New City and was hit at gunpoint.

"I was baffled by the Taliban in Kabul's New City while reporting. Cameras, abstruse accessories and my claimed adaptable buzz accept additionally been hijacked. Some bodies accept advance the account of my afterlife which is false.The The Taliban got out of an armored Land Cruiser and hit me at gunpoint," tweeted Mr Khan.

In July, Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, active with account bureau Reuters, was dead while advertisement in Afghanistan's Kandahar. Mr Siddiqui was benumbed forth with the Afghan Appropriate Forces, and had been advertisement on their operations adjoin the Taliban in the region.

Reports say Danish Siddiqui was captured and accomplished and his anatomy was mutilated.

In an account to NDTV afore Kabul fell to the Taliban, Muhammad Sohail Shaheen, agent of the Taliban's political appointment in Doha, Qatar, said Mr Siddiqui was dead in battery and his accountability was to not alike with the Taliban.

Asked whether journalists could artlessly access the Taliban and be accustomed to address from the ground, the agent claimed, "Journalists from about the world, if they appetite to appear to our areas and book reports, they can come...They can accessible branches in our areas to see the arena absoluteness with their own eyes."

The Taliban aftermost disqualified Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 back they were befuddled out by US-led forces. They awfully activated backbreaking behavior based on their adaptation of the Islamic Sharia law; women were banned from apprenticeship and work, they could not leave home after a macho relative, men had to abound beards and awning their active too. All ball was banned and any abuse of their barbarous restrictions would abet whipping or beatings.

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