Violence during Afghan independence day celebration: Live News.

At least two people have been killed after Taliban opened fire at a crowd celebrating independence day in the Afghan city of Asadabad, witnesses have told Al Jazeera.

Meanwhile in Jalalabad, the Taliban fighters fired at people waving the Afghan national flag during the independence day commemoration injuring a man and a teenage boy.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis, reporting from Kabul, said: “There were some isolated protests linked to the flag in Kabul as well with people, including women, walking down the streets past Taliban fighters waving the old flag under their republic and saying ‘our flag is our identity’“.

Meanwhile, the evacuations are continuing from Kabul’s airport.

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he will keep troops in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated, even if that means going beyond his August 31 deadline.

At least two people have been killed after Taliban opened fire at a crowd celebrating independence day in the Afghan city of Asadabad, witnesses have told Al Jazeera.

The violence occurred after a member of the crowd stabbed a Taliban fighter with a knife prompting the Taliban to fire on the crowd, according to witnesses and videos shared on social media.

At least eight people were also wounded in the violence

Meanwhile in Jalalabad, the Taliban fighters fired at people waving the Afghan national flag during the independence day commemoration injuring a man and a teenage boy.

Both of the wounded were transported by rickshaw to nearby hospitals.

About Nwosu Esther

Esther is a Passionate Researcher, Web Developer as well as a certified Technical SEO Specialist. She loves to read News, write News Summary, and do Technical SEO.

Check Also

APC Committee Disqualifies 10 Presidential Aspirants

The All Progressives Congress’ presidential screening committee has disqualified 10 aspirants from its primaries scheduled …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.