The Taliban fired shots in the air Tuesday to disperse dozens of people protesting in Kabul against Pakistan’s involvement in Afghan affairs, AFP staff at the scene reported.
Around 70 people, mostly women, rallied outside the Pakistani embassy, holding banners and chanting against what they said was meddling by Islamabad.
Pakistan’s military forces helped the Taliban in their fight to capture the Panjshir province, the last stronghold of the anti-Taliban resistance, by providing them with air support and sent special forces to fight the resistance, CNN-News18 reported.
The Taliban successfully took over Panjshir on Monday morning after days of fighting. The leader of the province’s resistance movement, Ahmad Massoud, then called for a “national uprising”.
In an audio message sent to media, National Resistance Front commander Ahmad Massoud said: “Wherever you are, inside or outside, I call on you to begin a national uprising for the dignity, freedom and prosperity of our country.”
The Pakistani Taliban also claimed responsibility Sunday for a suicide bombing that killed four paramilitary guards in the southwestern city of Quetta.
The attack targeted Pakistani Frontier Constabulary (FC) guards in the Mian Ghundi neighborhood of the city – around 140 kilometers (87 miles) from the frontier with Afghanistan – where Hazara Shia merchants were selling vegetables.