Taliban insurgents open fire on people rallying in support of national flag in Afghanistan's Nangarhar: Reports
Kabul, August 19: The Taliban, who have taken control over Afghanistan, on Wednesday opened fire on people rallying in support of the Afghan national flag in the eastern Nangarhar province.
Members of the Taliban opened fire on people rallying in support of the Afghan national flag in the eastern Nangarhar province, a local source told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Some people were killed and others were injured, the source said.
Meanwhile, Afghan news agency Pajhwok reported that Taliban militants had beaten journalists working for it and the Ariana News broadcaster who were covering the rally. The violence provoked an outrage from the local media.
Pajhwok Afghan News shared a video on its Twitter handle where large number of people could be seen participating in the rally.
Gun shots could be heard in the video.
On Sunday, the Taliban completed their takeover of Afghanistan by entering Kabul, which led to the collapse of the US-backed civilian government.
After taking over Afghanistan, the Taliban promised that the media would be able to work in the country without interference.