Shocking! Taliban militants cut out man's eyes, skin him alive; victim dies

The victim, a 21-year-old labourer, was targeted because one of his relatives, they claimed, had killed a Taliban commander in December last year.

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2016, 20:54 PM IST
Shocking! Taliban militants cut out man's eyes, skin him alive; victim dies
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London: In a brutal attack which resembled the savage tactics used by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Taliban has cut out a man's eyes, skinned him alive and then threw him to death from a high cliff in Ghor area of Afghanistan.

The victim, a 21-year-old labourer, was targeted because one of his relatives, they claimed, had killed a Taliban commander in December last year.

Fazl Ahmad was still screaming as he was 'skinned alive', the MailOnline quoted a member of parliament in the area Ruqiya Naeel as saying.

Naeel reportedly said that his “attackers carved skin off his chest and left his heart exposed”.

The barbarity of the killing is similar to those which ISIS have carried out in Syria and Iraq, the Mail said.

The Taliban's atrocities continue unabated in the war-torn even as Afghanistan has hailed Washington's decision to expand the US military's authority to tackle a resurgent Taliban insurgency.

The decision will allow US troops to collaborate more closely with local forces in striking the Taliban.