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Taliban open gunfire killing at least one for putting up the Afghan national flag

by LLB political Reporter
18th Aug 21 3:43 pm

Protestors have raised the Afghan national flag in Jalalabad and lowered the Taliban’s flag which then saw militants open fire killing at least on person with many injured.

The Taliban violently dispersed a protest and beat people with batons leaving six people wounded, an Afghan health official told Associated Press.

According to Reuters at least three people were killen and over a dozen were injured, a former police official said.

Hundreds of residents defied the Taliban and showed resistance and marched through the main shopping street carrying tri-coloured Afghan national flags cheering and whistling.

A protestor told CNN even though there was a violent response they will protest again to “prevent the Taliban from desecrating the Afghan flag.”

Journalist Hafizullah Maroof wrote on Twitter that colleagues were “crying in tears” after being beaten up by Taliban fighters.

The southeastern city of Khost has reported multiple deaths and injuries at another demonstration, whilst in other parts of Afghanistan there have been more demonstrations in Asadabad in the Kunar province as people are angry that the Taliban has taken over.

Just yesterday a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters, “We want to make sure that Afghanistan is not the field of conflict, the battlefield of conflict, any more.

“We have pardoned anyone, all those who have fought against us.

“We don’t want to repeat any conflict, any war, again, and we want to do away with the factors for conflict.”

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