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At least 17 people killed in celebratory gunfire in Kabul: Reports

According to the media reports, 17 persons were killed and 41 injured in a "aerial gunfire" in Kabul. The Tolo news agency reported a similar death toll.

17 people killed in celebratory gunfire in Kabul Reports gcw
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Kabul, First Published Sep 4, 2021, 5:21 PM IST
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At least 17 people were killed in celebratory gunfire in Kabul on Saturday, according to news agencies, after Taliban sources reported their forces had gained control of Panjshir, Afghanistan's last province resisting the Islamist organisation. Opposition leaders have denied that the region has succumbed to the Taliban.

According to the media reports, 17 persons were killed and 41 injured in a "aerial gunfire" in Kabul. The Tolo news agency reported a similar death toll.
According to Gulzada Sangar, a spokeswoman for a local hospital in the provincial capital of Jalalabad, at least 14 people were hurt in a celebratory shooting in Nangarhar province east of the city.

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The chief Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, reacted angrily to the firing.

In other news, the Taliban is scouring pornographic sites for a "death list" of Afghan sex workers and on tracking them down to publicly execute or "humiliate for their enjoyment." According to a media reports, Taliban killing squads uncovered footage of Afghan prostitutes on several porn sites. According to reports, the sex workers pursued would be subjected to gang-rape before being stoned or hanging to death.

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According to reports, the Taliban, who appear to detest pornography, are now digging deep to find Afghan brothels to identify and murder or imprison the women who worked in them. However, the actual risk of death for these sex workers is frightening, given the films display apparent geographical markers of the brothels. Several of the recordings showed Afghan women having sexual encounters with Westerners to add gasoline to the flames, further infuriating the Taliban.

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