accused of harboring terrorist groups
More than 30 anti-Taliban activists who are living in exile attended the Vienna conference. Accusing the Taliban, Masood said that after the withdrawal of US troops last year, the Taliban occupied Kabul, ending women’s rights and becoming a safe haven for terrorist groups. Masood’s father was the anti-Soviet and anti-Taliban fighter Ahmed Shah Masood who was known as the ‘Lion of Panjshir’.
Ahmed Masood following in father’s footsteps
He was assassinated by al-Qaeda in 2001, two days before the 9/11 attacks in the US. Now Ahmed Masood is also following in his footsteps and calling the Taliban regime ‘illegal’. A major international human rights group released a horrifying report on Friday about six members of a minority Shia family in Afghanistan who were killed by the Taliban earlier this summer. Amnesty International accused Afghanistan’s new rulers of gross human rights violations and abuse of minorities. The group said a 12-year-old girl was among those killed.