A Taliban commander allegedly flew his newlywed bride from Logar to Khost province, in eastern Afghanistan, using a military helicopter, according to local sources in Logar.
The Taliban figure was referred to as a commander of Haqqani branch of the Taliban on social media, and the source claimed that he resides in Khost and that his wife’s residence is in the Barki Barak district of Logar in east of Afghanistan.
The sources claim that this situation occurred yesterday, Saturday, July 2, in the Shah Mazar region of the Barki Barak district of Logar province.
The wife of the Taliban commander is seen being transported in a military helicopter that is landed near a house in a video that went viral on social media.
Furthermore, it is claimed that this commander gave his father-in-law 1,200,000 Afghanis as dowry in exchange for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
However, in response, the Taliban’s deputy spokesperson, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, argues that the allegations are untrue calling it a “propaganda of the enemy”, and that the Islamic Emirate dismisses it.
The video that was circulated on social media incited outrage among the public, who criticized the action as a misuse of public property and pointed out that it was in conflict with the Taliban supreme leader’s words made in the grand assembly.
This occurs after the Taliban have been in control for almost a year, but the group has notably failed to establish a government and gain domestic legitimacy and international recognition.