Three killed in Jalalabad anti-Taliban protest

At least three people were killed and over a dozen injured in an anti-Taliban protest in Jalalabad, Reuters reported Wednesday.

According to witnesses, Taliban militants opened fire during the protest. The demonstration began when residents tried to install Afghanistan’s national flag at a square in the city, some 150 km (90 miles) from Kabul.

A video by Pajhwok Afghan News, a local news agency, showed protesters in the city carrying the Afghan flag flee after gunshots by the Taliban.

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


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