Taliban hang corpses of three men from diggers in horrifying public execution

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The bodies of three men who were killed for allegedly invading a man’s home were hoisted into the air by diggers in Afghanistan.

The three men were shot for trying to enter a home in the Obe district of Herat province, according to Herat deputy governor Mawlawi Shir Ahmad Muhajir.

As people watched on, Taliban forces attached the bodies to a digger and hung for all to see as a deterrent for their crimes.

The graphic images were shared on social media after locals took photographs of the horrific scenes.

Despite the Taliban insisting they have changed from the punishments in the past, there is concern they have returned to the ways seen during their first reign in charge during 1996 to 2001.

The images are released as human rights group Amnesty International claim the Taliban unlawfully killed 13 people.

According to Amnesty International, the 13 killings took place in the village of Kahor in Daykundi and included a 17-year-old girl.

The incident comes as the Prime Minister's High Representative for Afghan Transition ,Sir Simon Gass, met with Taliban representatives.

A Government spokesman said: “Sir Simon and Dr Longden discussed how the UK could help Afghanistan to address the humanitarian crisis, the importance of preventing the country from becoming an incubator for terrorism, and the need for continued safe passage for those who want to leave the country.

"They also raised the treatment of minorities and the rights of women and girls.

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“The government continues to do all it can to ensure safe passage for those who wish to leave, and is committed to supporting the people of Afghanistan.”

Abdul Qahar Balkhi, the MoFA Spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, wrote about the meeting on Twitter.

He tweeted: “IEA Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Amir Khan Muttaqi met with UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative Sir Simon Gass and accompanying delegation this morning.

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“The meeting focused on detailed discussions about reviving diplomatic relations between both countries,

“The Afghan Foreign Minister said that UK must take positive steps regarding relations & cooperation, & begin a new chapter of constructive relations, adding that security has improved compared to past, no foreign country has been harmed from the soil of Afghanistan and we expect others to also not work towards weakening our government.

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