Taliban Violently Break Up Protest in Afghanistan as Thousands Try to Flee Kabul

Taliban terrorists fired at a protest in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday as a stampede at a gate to the airport in Kabul left another 17 injured. Dozens of people gathered in the eastern city of Jalalabad to raise the national flag a day before Afghanistan’s Independence Day, which commemorates the end of British rule in 1919. They lowered the Taliban flag—a white banner with an Islamic inscription—that the militants have raised in the areas they captured. Video footage later showed the Taliban firing into the air and attacking people with batons to disperse the crowd. Babrak Amirzada, a reporter for a local news agency, said he and a TV cameraman from another agency were beaten by the Taliban as they tried to cover the unrest. A local health official said at least one person was killed and six wounded. The official was not authorized to speak to media and so …Read More

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