New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's Zabīhullah Mujāhid: "Dismissing the Irrational Media Reports Over Torching Houses"

Zabihullah Mujahid, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman has rejected allegations of some of the media outlets about torching the houses of the Arbaki militias in Khas Kunar district of eastern Kunar province, saying Mujahideen were not involved in any such activity and considering the claims as false. 

As per credible evidence and information received from the region, the number of the homes belonging to Arbaki militias was 10 which were left by their families unoccupied.

The locals, who had suffered a great deal at the hands of the Arbaki lapdogs, harassed, beaten and tortured by them, whose valuables and belongings as well as property had been forcibly grabbed, while their next-of-skins had been abducted by Arbakis exercising force, stood up to retaliate.

Similarly, the locals, the ordinary people who were not linked to Mujahideen in any way, turned to burning down the abandoned houses of their foes, the Arbaki militias due to personal enmity.

Our Mujahideen are, in no way, allowed to resort to burning the public places or homes; therefore, we strongly refute any involvement by the Mujahideen in the mentioned incident, and regard such claims and reports as tools of propaganda against the Mujahideen.