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Following the takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban is carrying out door-to-door searches to find targets and threaten their family members.

According to reports published in BBC, the Taliban were searching for people who worked for NATO forces or the previous Afghan govt.

Since seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have been reassuring the locals that there would be no "revenge". However, there are fears that the group has changed very little since the 1990s when it first ruled Afghanistan with an iron fist.

Thousands of people, desperate to flee the country, were still thronging the airport, the official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters, even though the Taliban have urged people without legal travel documents to go home.

According to BBC a Norwegian intelligence group said in a report the Taliban had begun rounding up Afghans on a blacklist of people linked to the previous administration or to U.S.-led forces that supported it.

A report stated that "There are a high number of individuals that are currently being targeted by the Taliban and the threat is crystal clear."

According to the report unless they give themselves in, the Taliban will arrest and prosecute, interrogate and punish family members on behalf of those individuals.

The report warned that anyone on the Taliban's blacklist was in severe danger, and that there could be mass executions.

Foreign powers are continuing efforts to get their nationals out of Afghanistan. A NATO official said on Friday that more than 18,000 people have been evacuated in the last five days from Kabul airport.

Some 6,000 more, among them former interpreters for foreign armed forces, are on standby to be flown out late on Thursday night or early on Friday.

The aim is to double evacuation efforts over the weekend, the official said.

The Taliban called for unity ahead of Friday prayers, the first since they seized power, calling on imams to persuade people not to leave Afghanistan amid the chaos at the airport, protests and reports of violence.

Residents in Kabul and four other major cities said prayers appeared to have passed off with incident, though attendance was low.

The Taliban have repeatedly said their fighters are not allowed to enter private homes.

Nazar Mohammad Mutmaeen, a senior Taliban official, insisted this remained the policy, though he conceded some of their fighters were breaking into properties.

"Some people are still doing this, possibly in ignorance," he said in a Twitter post.

"We are ashamed and have no answer for it."

The Taliban have also insisted women have nothing to fear under their new rule.