The Taliban have raided the closed Indian consulates in the Kandahar and Herat provinces of Afghanistan on Wednesday, reports Hindustan Times. According to the reports, the Taliban carried out searches inside the two consulates and took away parked vehicles parked outside both embassies.
During the raids, the Taliban fighters searched cupboards for papers to find details about Afghans who worked for NDS, the state-run intelligence agency. However, no details are available about what is happening with the consulate and the Embassy in Jalalabad and Kabul.
Reports from Kandahar revealed that the Taliban fighters broke the locks of the Indian consulate to enter the premises. In addition, they took away parked diplomatic vehicles with them.
Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, is currently taken control by nearly 6,000 cadres of the Haqqani Network. Anas Haqqani, brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of the terrorist group and deputy leader of the Taliban, have also met former President Hamid Karzai, Chairman HCNR Abdullah Abdullah and Hezb-e-Islami veteran Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The Taliban has reportedly restricted the movements of both Karzai and Abdullah.
As per reports, the Taliban is holding negotiations to convince both Hamid Karzai and Abdullah to formally hand over power to the Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in the Presidential Palace in a staged event. Sirajuddin Haqqani is leading negotiations from Pakistan’s Quetta, where the Taliban’s council of leaders, the Quetta Shura, is based.