Pakistani journalist says ‘assaulted’ throughout Taliban detention

Pakistani journalist says ‘assaulted’ throughout Taliban detention

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KABUL:

Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick revealed on Saturday that he was “bodily assaulted” throughout his 21-hour detention by the Taliban in Kabul.

In a tweet, the journalist additionally revealed that his producer and driver had been launched by Taliban authorities after being detained for 42 hours.

Mallick and his crew went lacking in Kabul on Thursday afternoon however the journalist himself safely returned on Friday after being confined by the Taliban.

As per his tweet of August 3, they had been within the Afghan capital to cowl the primary anniversary of the autumn of Kabul.

A social media submit by the information organisation Mallick works for shared photographs of bruises on the our bodies of its crew members.

Learn FO confirms protected return of Pakistani journalist lacking in Kabul

In a video report, Mallick acknowledged that he and his crew “had been intercepted, taken out of the automotive — dragged out of the automotive to be exact — our telephones had been taken away, after which we had been bodily assaulted”.

He maintained that his crew was additionally assaulted.

“After some time, we had been shifted from the place the place we had been intercepted to what we all know was the GDI, or the Grand Listing of Intelligence, the GDI unit of the Afghan Taliban,” he stated, including that they had been questioned completely about their work in addition to private issues.

Mallick was “dropped off” by Afghan personnel at 10:10am on Friday. Nonetheless, his press credentials, accreditation and allow letter weren’t returned to him.

The Taliban additionally held Mallick’s crew again.

Working because the Pakistan bureau chief of Wion Information in Islamabad, Anas Mallick covers international affairs, Pak-Afghan issues, navy and battle.

A day earlier, the Overseas Workplace (FO) had confirmed that Mallick who had gone lacking in Kabul a day earlier had safely returned to town.

“So glad that Anas Mallick is safely again in Kabul. Alhamdolillah,” the FO stated in a tweet in response to its earlier submit about his disappearance

The information of his return was additionally confirmed by Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansoor Khan.

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