Comprehensive foreign media reported that after the Taliban entered the Afghan capital Kabul, the organization’s personnel began to collect weapons from the civilian population in Kabul on the 16th. The Taliban have met little resistance and will return to power about 20 years after being ousted by British and American forces.
“We know that people keep their weapons for their own safety, they can feel safe now, and we are not here to harm innocent civilians,” a Taliban official told Reuters.
Saad Mohseni, a Kabul resident and head of mobY’s media group, said on social media that Taliban soldiers had come to his company compound to ask about the whereabouts of weapons kept by his security team: “So far, they have been very polite,” the report said. ”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday. In addition to senior officials, some ordinary Afghans are also leaving, and local media reported that at least 10 people had been killed in the unrest at Kabul airport as U.S. military aircraft were evacuated.
The Taliban have vowed not to harm civilians or retaliate against former government officials, insisting that the “transfer of power” will be peaceful. 17, the organization announced an amnesty for all government officials and urged them to return to work.
“The situation is calm, ” Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zyrnoov said on the 16th local time, describing the Afghan capital was occupied by the Taliban a day after the development.
Referring to the chaos on the 15th, Zirnov said that the Taliban were about to enter Kabul that day, the city had been plunged into chaos – looters and criminals wandering the city streets, the embassy near the sound of gunfire. However, shortly after the Taliban entered the city, illegal shootings on the streets subsided, Mr. Zirnov said.
Mr Zirnov said the Taliban clearly intended to fight crime because they had imposed curfews and had published “hotlines” that locals could use to report crimes to the Taliban. He added that the current situation in the city was “safer than it was before the Taliban came.”