Taliban Reportedly Open Fire On Protesters, Killing 2 Persons In Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

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Days after Kabul, the country’s capita was taken over by Taliban, calm is yet to return. while thousands are flocking the airport in desperate attempt to leave the country, some others, who are considered brave have taken to the streets to protest.

Recall that Taliban had raised its black-on-white flag at a roundabout in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad, maintaining that the democratic government of Afghanistan  doesn’t exist anymore.

A black-on-white Taliban flag that was waving at a roundabout in Jalalabad, located about 115km east of the capital Kabul, was removed and replaced with the black, red and green flag of the previous Afghan government on Wednesday morning.

“At least two people have been killed and 12 wounded after gunmen fired into a crowd of people who had taken down an Afghan Taliban flag in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, sources say.

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Video circulating on social media showed the crowd at the city’s Pashtunistan Square dispersing as the sound of gunshots rang out across the busy traffic intersection.

In a second video, dozens of protesters could be seen waving Afghan flags as they walked down a street, with bystanders whistling their support.

Jalalabad is the traditional hub of annual independence day celebrations in Afghanistan, which take place every year on August 19 to commemorate the date when the British government recognised Afghan independence in 1919, ending the third Anglo-Afghan war.

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