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Taliban forces open fire on protesting women

The Taliban militants opened fire on women participating in a rally in Kabul on Tuesday. The protestors came out on streets calling for ‘employment, freedom and food.’

The Taliban members on Tuesday opened fire on protesters in Kabul near a building that housed the ministry of women’s affairs in past, a participant of the demonstration told Sputnik.

“Taliban opened fire on protesters to stop or suppress protest,” she said, adding that filming of the demonstration was not allowed.

According to the demonstrator, on Tuesday women came out in protest, demanding “employment, food and freedom”.

Another source told Sputnik that the Taliban members were firing in the air. While people close to the Taliban movement claimed that the firing was opened “at a considerable distance” from the place where the demonstration was held.

After the Joe Biden administration had announced the end of Washington’s 20-year-long military operation in Afghanistan and the launch of its troop pullout, the Taliban embarked on an offensive against Afghan government forces.

On August 15, Taliban fighters swept into Kabul without encountering any resistance and gained full control over the Afghan capital within a few hours. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani stated he had stepped down to prevent any bloodshed and subsequently fled the country. On September 6, the Taliban declared a complete victory in Afghanistan and on September 7 formed an interim government that hasn’t yet been officially recognized by any country.

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