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Afghanistan – Taliban Violently Disperse Protest After Vowing No Retribution (VoA)

The Taliban are continuing to consolidate power in Afghanistan amid reports of violence against protesters in the eastern part of the country, a day after the Islamist group announced the “war is over” and there would be no retribution.  Witnesses say Taliban insurgents fired into the air and beat people with batons in the city of Jalalabad, where a group of demonstrators tried to take down a Taliban flag and replace it with the Afghan national flag Wednesday.  At least three people were killed and many other injured. The Taliban did not comment on the matter.

Taliban Violently Disperse Protest After Vowing No Retribution  | Voice of America – English (voanews.com)