Hundreds of families left homeless after Taliban seizes Afghanistan’s Mirza Olang village

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces in Mirza Olang village of Sayad district in Sar-e-Pul province has left nearly five hundred families homeless.

The ongoing combat has left many families homeless as the Taliban insurgent took control of their village.

As per reports, provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat has said 471 families were forced to leave their houses in the valley.

Most of the families have suffered extensive psychological trauma due to the loss of their loved ones.

A 40-year-old woman Hamida recently fled to Sar-e-Pul city after she witnessed the killing of her brother by the insurgents in the village.

“They martyred my brother without any guilt, without him having weapons or being involved in war,” Tolo News quoted Hamida, as saying.

One of the survivors, Ahmad, who also fled with his family to Sar-e-Pul city said, “The government does not care and brought the nation to these killings.”

The families requested the government to identify and arrest those who neglected to defend Mirza Olang valley which led to the killing of villagers.

Last week, at least 40 Afghan villagers were killed by the Taliban insurgents in the village.

According to the police, the Taliban beheaded some villagers and shot others dead. They had also taken dozens as hostage.

According to Tolo News, the provincial governor had warned that the insurgents could overrun the entire district if the security forces do not retaliate on time. (ANI)