The Taliban fired shots in the air in response to massive protests against Pakistan in Kabul. The protesters chanted ‘Death to Pakistan’ and ‘Freedom’ as they marched through the streets. The Jihadis group’s close ties with Pakistan have come under the scanner, with Afghans rising against the new regime for their collaboration.
Visuals from the protests show a significant crowd chanting slogans against Pakistan.
Chants of ‘Azadi’ (freedom) filled the air as well. Meanwhile, the chief of Pakistan’s ISI is on a visit to Afghanistan and there are reports that he will help the Taliban reorganise its military.
The Taliban responded to the protests with gunshots in the air, in an effort to intimidate the protesters.
The protesters reached the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul, where they raised ‘Death to Pakistan’ slogans.
There are huge crowds that can be observed in the visuals that have emerged.
People raised slogans in support of the resistance force in Panjshir, which the Taliban claimed they had taken control of on 6 September. A lot of women are seen participating in the protests.
There are reports that journalists and cameraman covering the protests have been arrested by the Taliban regime.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid has said, “Anyone who tries to start an insurgency will be hit hard. We will not allow another.” It is not clear as of this moment the impact the protests will have on the Taliban rule in the country.