18 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: three dead as Taliban open fire on protesters

International Editor

Taliban fighters have fired warning shots and attacked people with batons to break up a protest in the eastern city of Jalalabad, leaving several people dead or injured.

There’s been more chaos outside the airport in the capital Kabul, as thousands of people tried to flee the country with one report claiming several people were injured in a stampede at one of the airport gates.

In the meantime Taliban leaders are returning to Afghanistan.