At the least 17 individuals had been killed and greater than 50 injured by celebratory gunfire in response to rumors that the final stronghold of Afghanistan resistance had fallen to the Taliban.
After Taliban sources claimed their fighters had seized management of Panjshir, a valley about 50 miles north of Kabul, gunshots rang out within the streets of the capital metropolis. Native information businesses reported 17 individuals killed and 41 injured, in accordance with Reuters.
One other 14 had been injured by celebrations in Nangarhar province east of the capital, Gulzada Sangar, spokesman for an space hospital within the provincial capital of Jalalabad, instructed Reuters.
The celebrations weren’t solely lethal, but in addition untimely. The rumors that the Taliban took the Panjshir Valley weren’t true, in accordance with resistance fighters and the previous Afghan vp, who’s amongst these nonetheless holding off the Islamist group.
“The resistance isn’t going to bow to terrorism,” Amrullah Saleh mentioned in a video shared by the BBC.
Predominant Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid instructed celebrants with weapons to make use of their heads.
“Keep away from capturing within the air and thank God as a substitute,” Mujahid tweeted. “Bullets can hurt civilians, so don’t shoot unnecessarily.”