At the very least 17 individuals were eliminated in celebratory shooting in Kabul, news agencies stated on Saturday, after Taliban resources claimed their boxers had actually seized control of Panjshir, the last district in Afghanistan holding out against the group.
Leaders of opposition to the Taliban have actually rejected that the province has fallen.
The Shamshad news agency said “aerial capturing” in Kabul on Friday eliminated 17 individuals and also injured 41. Tolo news agency gave a similar toll.
At least 14 individuals were harmed in congratulatory shooting in Nangarhar province east of the funding, stated Gulzada Sangar, spokesman for an area hospital in the rural capital of Jalalabad.
The gunfire drew a rebuke from the main Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.
“Prevent capturing in the air as well as give thanks to God instead,” Mujahid claimed in a message on Twitter. “The weapons and also bullets given to you are public residential or commercial property. No person deserves to squander them. The bullets can also hurt civilians, don’t fire fruitless,” he said.
In Panjshir, former vice head of state Amrullah Saleh, holed out along with Ahmad Massoud– the kid of fabulous anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud– confessed the risky placement of the National Resistance Front (NRF).
“The scenario is difficult, we have been under intrusion,” Saleh stated in a video clip message.
Normally understood for his sharp Western fits, Saleh was filmed putting on a typical shalwar kameez tunic as well as a level woollen pakol cap favoured by Panjshiris.
“The resistance is continuing as well as will certainly continue,” he included.
Taliban and also resistance tweets suggested the essential area of Paryan had actually altered hands a number of times in the last couple of days, yet that might not be independently verified.
Boxers from the so-called NRF– comprised of anti-Taliban militia and also former Afghan security forces– are understood to have actually accumulated a significant armoury in the valley, around 80 kilometres north of Kabul as well as guarded by a narrow chasm.