A woman who was imprisoned in a dark room for 25 years in the Afghan capital has been rescued by police, the Taliban Interior Ministry announced on Thursday.
The woman was held in a room full of debris and rubbish, according to disturbing images released by the ministry.
She was given food through a window.
“She feels unsafe and afraid whenever she sees other people,” ministry spokesman Abdul Matin Qani said as he described her ordeal.
The woman is being treated in a Kabul hospital after being subjected to mental and physical harm.
“Malnourished, she has also become severely anaemic,” a doctor said.
Her bones were worn and her joints were damaged, according to medics.
She suffered years of turmoil after a separation from her first husband, with further problems including infertility, her brothers’ criminal activities and a dispute over inheritance, according to the police.
They arrested four of her family members including her brother and nephews.
Police say the case is being fully investigated.