8 Journalists Arrested, Interrogated By Taliban Intelligence in Paktia Province

The Taliban’s Intelligence forces have arrested at least 8 local journalists in Paktia province after the news of female students’ protest leaked.

A reliable local source says that following the news of the protest of female students in Paktia, the intelligence of the Taliban detained and interrogated 8 journalists for several hours on Saturday (September 10th).

Taliban forces have searched the journalist’s equipment and mobile phones, warning them to be cautious in publishing news.

Meanwhile, local sources say that the students of Simin Akbari High School in Samkanai district of Paktia, who had gone to school on Sunday morning (September 11th), returned home after being fired upon by the Taliban.

Closing the education doors to girls after nearly a week in Paktia has spiked widespread reactions.