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Afghan conflict: Taliban collects weapons from civilians in Kabul

 “We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians," the official told Reuters.

Afghan conflict: Taliban collects weapons from civilians in Kabul-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 16, 2021, 5:04 PM IST
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As per a Taliban official, the fighters are collecting weapons from civilians as they longer need them for personal protection.

“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians," the official told Reuters.

Taliban soldiers had come to his company compound to enquire about the weapons kept by his security team, City resident Salad Moleskin, director of the MOBY group media company, wrote on Twitter.

Kabul fell at the hands of the Taliban on Sunday, establishing the insurgents’ complete control of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, hours after Taliban entered the capital, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country stating that he left to avoid bloodshed.

On Monday, the Taliban met the minorities including Sikh and Hindu communities in Kabul which has been waiting for evacuation.

US and other world leaders asked the insurgent group leaders to allow people and foreigners to leave the country. Also, thousands of Afghans flocked to the Kabul airport, rushing the tarmac, in hopes to board a flight leaving the country.

However, Afghanistan airspace has been closed for commercial flights, including overflying, Kabul airport authorities said. This means no aircraft can also land there.

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