The Taliban and their allies have killed more than 100 security and civilian personnel linked to the former US-backed Afghan government since seizing power in August, according to a new United Nations report.

The report, an advance copy of which was seen by AFP on Sunday, describes severe curtailing of human rights by Afghanistan’s fundamentalist new rulers.

Taliban officials on Monday rejected the claims, insisting that the reported deaths were linked to “personal enmity” cases and were under investigation.

“The Islamic Emirate has not killed anyone since the amnesty was announced,” the interior ministry said on Twitter. The UN report said that, in addition to the political killings, women’s freedoms and the right to protest had also been curbed.

Despite the Taliban’s promise of general amnesties, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan “continued to receive credible allegations of killings, enforced disappearances, and other violations”, the report said.

The UN said its Afghan mission had received more than 100 reports of killings that it deems credible. More than two-thirds were “extra-judicial killings committed by the de facto authorities or their affiliates.”

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