Taliban Reportedly Shoot Dead Protesters in Jalalabad as Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Resurfaces in UAE

Three people were reportedly killed and more than a dozen injured after Taliban militants opened fire during protests against the group in the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Reportsby Reuters and Al Jazeera suggest the shooting followed an attempt by local residents to install Afghanistan’s national flag at a square in Jalalabad.

Video footage shot by Pajhwok Afghan News, a local news agency, showed protesters in the city who were carrying the Afghan flag fleeing with the sound of gunshots in the background.

“There were some troublemakers who wanted to create issues for us,” a Taliban militant present in Jalalabad at the time of the incident told Reuters. “These people are exploiting our relaxed policies.”

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Source: News.com.au