Taliban fighters brandishing AK-47s have accosted a reporter and her crew on the streets of Kabul.
CNN’s Clarissa Ward modified into as soon as reporting on the hurdles Individuals and Afghans were facing trying to find to the metropolis’s airport when she modified into as soon as approached by a Taliban fighter holding a truncheon.
Watch the paunchy epic from Kabul in the video above
“The explanation for all here is The US in Afghanistan,” the fighter reportedly told her.
“Imprint at these individuals. The US is on the total acting unfairly against them. Why are they lying and telling them they will slip to The US? Why don’t they allow them to live and again their country?”
He demanded Ward, via her interpreter, cloak her face sooner than saying he did no longer love to communicate to her.
The crew made up our minds to head away the space to steer obvious of confrontation however were followed by a crowd of desperate Afghans showing their bureaucracy, and asking for again to gain access to the gruesome.
“All of them worked at American camps as translators, for the Individuals, and they will’t find into that airport,” Ward acknowledged.
The CNN crew then began to attain to their car when a Taliban fighter, armed with an AK47, pushed via the crew.
“These Taliban fighters are hopped up on adrenaline or I don’t know what, it’s a extraordinarily dicey situation,” she acknowledged.
Two other fighters then charged against the crew – one striking the producer – sooner than the crew were in a position to find it obvious that they had permission to epic in the space. The fighters then diminished their weapons and allow them to pass.
In the interim, there are studies the Taliban have already begun rounding up Afghans on a blacklist of individuals they have worked in key roles with the outdated Afghan administration or with US-led forces that supported it.
The epic by a Norwegian intelligence crew, RHIPTO Norwegian Middle for World Analyses and viewed by Reuters, acknowledged the Taliban were hunting individuals linked to the outdated administration, which fell on Sunday when the Islamist militant slip took Kabul.
“Taliban are intensifying the hunt-down of all individuals and collaborators with the broken-down regime, and if unsuccessful, target and arrest the households and punish them according to their maintain interpretation of Sharia legislation,” acknowledged the epic, dated Wednesday.
“Critically at possibility are individuals in central positions in armed forces, police and investigative models.”
The non-profit RHIPTO Norwegian Middle for World Analyses, which makes independent intelligence assessments, acknowledged the Afghanistan epic modified into as soon as shared with agencies and individuals working within the United Nations.
“This just just isn’t any longer a epic produced by the United Nations, however rather by the Norwegian Middle for World Analyses,” acknowledged a UN official, when requested for commentary.
A Taliban spokesman did no longer immediately respond to a request for commentary on the epic.
Since seizing Kabul, the Taliban have sought to present a more moderate face to the arena, saying they wanted peace and would no longer take revenge against extinct enemies.
– with CNN