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Amnesty Says Taliban Killed 13 Ethnic Hazaras After Taking Power; Kabul Faces Winter Power Outages

HeadlineOct 06, 2021

Amnesty International says the Taliban killed at least 13 members of the Hazara ethnic group on August 30, shortly after the group took control of Afghanistan. Among the dead were 11 former government forces and a 17-year-old girl.

In other news from Afghanistan, The Wall Street Journal reports Kabul risks facing major blackouts over the winter because the new Taliban government has not paid its electricity suppliers. Afghanistan does not have a national power grid, and Kabul relies on imported electricity from Central Asian countries.

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