Kabul: After the Taliban took control of the power of Afghanistan, the local people have started protests. Several people have been killed in firing by Taliban fighters at people waving the national flag at an independence day rally in several cities, including Kabul, on Afghanistan’s Independence Day on Thursday.
Declaration of the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
On the other hand, the Taliban on Thursday announced the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced in a tweet that the organization had decided to establish an Islamic emirate to mark the 102nd anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence from British rule. Mujahid tweeted that the Islamic Emirate wants better diplomatic and trade relations with all countries. We have not said about not doing business with any country. The rumors that have been spread about this are not true and we reject it.
Mujahid said that the world should bear us. We have not attacked anyone’s house. We tell the world that we want diplomatic relations with the whole world, but we do not accept anyone’s interference in our religious affairs. We do not accept anyone’s force and do not surrender to anyone’s weapons.
NATO to hold emergency meeting on Afghanistan today
At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will chair an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30-nation military alliance to be held today, in which Afghanistan will be discussed. Stoltenberg tweeted on Wednesday that he had called a video conference to “continue our shared stand and coordination on Afghanistan”. Stoltenberg on Tuesday blamed Afghanistan’s leadership for the swift defeat of West-backed security forces, but acknowledged that NATO should also plug gaps in its military training program.
Let us tell you that NATO has been leading international security efforts in Afghanistan since 2003, but in 2014 it ended its operation to focus on the training of national security forces.