After Taliban took over Kabul on August 15, the streets can be seen occupied by soldiers wearing machine guns across their shoulders. For some of them, Kabul is a "dream come true". Armed Taliban fighters were seen having a good time in the Amusement parks of Kabul. They were seen riding horses, drinking tea and eating food from the stalls.
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A bomb exploded in a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz region, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 90 others on October 8, as per Taliban authorities. The big explosion occurred during the weekly Friday prayer service at a Shiite mosque. The reason was not entirely evident. The Taliban leadership has been dealing with increasing danger from a Daesh group in the region.
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The Taliban spokesman, on October 3, said a bomb targeted at the entrance of the Eidgah mosque exploded in Kabul, leaving a number of civilians dead. A memorial service was being held in the Eidgah Mosque for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at that time. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, attacks by Islamic State group militants against them have increased.
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A number of former officials who left Afghanistan after the takeover by the Taliban announced the continuation of the Afghan government in exile, headed by the former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh. The Afghan embassy in Swiss released a statement, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the only legitimate government of Afghanistan that is elected by the votes of people and no other government can replace a legitimate one.
After taking full control over Afghanistan, the Taliban has issued a warning against the United States for operating drones over its airspace for the first time. The new government also called the US' move a ''breach of national security'', said media reports. Besides, the Taliban's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said, ''We call on all countries especially the US, to act in accordance with mutual obligations.''
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Brutally, the Taliban publicly hanged four bodies, accused of kidnapping in a city square in Afghanistan's Herat from a crane on September 25, reminiscing the late 1990s. This action aims to alert all criminals that "they aren't safe", said a Taliban commander. Reportedly, the Taliban has brought four bodies, and the rest were moved to hang in other parts of the city. Biden administration expressed displeasure over Taliban actions.
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A bomb-filled vehicle blasted at Jalalabad, which is situated at Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, on September 25 at 8 AM. Reportedly, the explosion took place near the Siraj-ul-Emarat garden. It is believed that eight people including, officials, soldiers and civilians could have been killed in the blast. As per an update from Ariana News, the survivors were rushed to a hospital. Further investigation on the matter is underway.
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A minute-long viral video of an Afghan girl fearlessly questioning and speaking against the anti-women rule of the Taliban is winning the hearts of netizens. In the video, the Afghan girl was seen demanding girls' right to study and said, 'Who they're (Taliban) to take away opportunities from girls when all are equal… read-more
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In an interview with Associated Press, Taliban leader Mullah Nooruddin Turabi confirmed that Executions and Amputations will soon return as laws in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Mullah stated, "we will follow Islam and we will make our laws from the Quran" and justified punishments like cutting off hands as well. Fearing the return of harsh Taliban rules, many Afghans still continue to try and flee Afghanistan.
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The Taliban has sought to speak to global leaders at United Nations in New York and nominated its Doha spokesperson Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's UN ambassador on September 21. Acceptance of Taliban envoy by UN will be a significant milestone in the group's worldwide recognition campaign, which may help release much-needed funds for Afghanistan's ailing economy. The request was made by Taliban Foreign-Minister in a letter to U.N. Secretary-… read-more