Taliban fired warning shots at a protest in Kabul.
The Taliban opened fire on protesters marching through the streets of Kabul, injuring several people and sparking fears for more violence as Afghans commemorate 100 years since Afghanistan’s independence from British rule.
Taliban militants fired warning shots into the air as they dispersed a protest in Kabul on Wednesday.
The Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist group that has been waging war for over two decades against Afghan and foreign forces to bring about stricter Sharia law, threatened protesters with death if they did not leave immediately. They shouted “Allah u Akbar” (God is great) before firing gunshots above the crowd’s heads without causing injuries or fatalities at their demonstration outside of Afghanistan’s Defence Ministry building near NATO headquarters where security had already tightened after receiving intelligence reports from both sides indicating violence might erupt ahead of national elections scheduled next month between groups including rival presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Zalmai Rassoul .