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Taliban briefly detain Afghan journalists during Kabul protests | World News

  • The Taliban, which took over the town on August 15 after the US drawdown, additionally detained some girls protesters after resorting to firing within the air to disperse the gang.

The Taliban on Tuesday briefly detained some journalists and a cameraperson during the anti-Pakistan protests in Afghanistan’s capital metropolis of Kabul, Tolo News reported. “My colleague, Waheed Ahmadi, who was masking at present’s protest in Kabul was taken by the Taliban fighters,” Afghan journalist, Zahra Rahimi, tweeted. They had been taken into an unknown place and had been launched after nearly an hour of detention, based on the tweets.

 

According to a number of media reviews, the group additionally confiscated their gear, together with cameras, and ID playing cards. “I was kicked and told to go away,” information company AFP quoted an Afghan journalist as saying.

Hundreds of women and men shouting slogans similar to “Long live the resistance,” and “Death to Pakistan” marched on the streets of Kabul on Tuesday as they staged a protest towards the Taliban and alleged interference in Afghanistan’s affairs by neighbouring Pakistan. The protesters additionally confirmed assist to the resistance forces in Panjshir, the one defiant holdout the place resistance forces declare they’re preventing towards the Taliban.

The Taliban, which took over the town on August 15 after the US drawdown, additionally detained some girls protesters after resorting to firing within the air to disperse the gang. Videos posted on social media of a separate rally confirmed greater than 100 individuals marching by way of the streets below the watchful eye of armed Taliban members. According to reviews, at the very least three rallies had been held throughout Kabul in a present of resistance towards the Taliban, recognized for his or her brutal and radical justice system.

This comes as Pakistan’s intelligence chief Faiz Hameed visited Kabul over the weekend to be briefed by his nation’s ambassador in regards to the escalating scenario in Kabul. According to reviews, Hameed has additionally met with Taliban officers during the go to. Pakistan, one of many three international locations that recognised the final Taliban authorities, has lengthy been accused of providing its leaders secure haven after they had been kicked out of energy by the US-led invasion of 2001.

(With company inputs)

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