CHAOS CONTINUES: Taliban Open Fire on Afghanis Celebrating Independence Day

  • by:
  • 08/19/2022

As chaos continues to engulf Afghanistan, new video footage shows Taliban fighters opening fire on crowds celebrating the country's Independence Day.

Afghanis took the streets Thursday, waving the country's flag in celebration of their independence from the British. But, the demonstrations were cut short by violence.

In the eastern city of Asadabad, several people were killed, Fox News reports.

A witness said that "hundreds of people" came out onto the streets and several were killed after the Taliban started shooting at the crowd, triggering a stampede. It was not immediately clear which event caused the deaths.

Footage shows cyclists and a car racing through the streets waving the tri-colored flag. Gunshots rang out in the background.

Demonstrators were also filmed marching throughout Kabul, some chanting slogans.

Reports have also emerged of Afghans ripping down white Taliban flags.

"Salute those who carry the national flag and thus stand for the dignity of the nation and country," First Vice President Amrullah Saleh posted on Twitter.

N/A by N/A is licensed under N/A

Opinion

View All

Meloni Warns Italians Against Becoming 'Perfect Consumer Slaves.' Americans Are Already There.

Meloni is striking a chord because her prognosis is so precise, so penetrating, and so true that it t...

Parents Say NYC Children Are Seeking Therapy to Cope With Crime, Vagrants

In some cases, it has gotten to the point where kids don’t want to go outside....

Obama's Secret Service Detail Parks in Handicapped Spot for Two Hours as He Dines in Fancy LA Restaurant

The large, unmarked vehicle was spotted backing into the parking space near the entrance of the trend...

© 2022 Human Events, Privacy Policy