Taliban fire into air to disperse Kabul protesters

Hundreds of men and women shouting slogans such as "Long live the resistance," and "Death to Pakistan" marched in the streets to protest against the Taliban and what they called interference in Afghanistan's affairs by neighboring Pakistan.

Pakistan's spy chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed flew into Kabul on Saturday (September 4).

It was not clear what his agenda was, but a senior official in Pakistan said earlier in the week that Hameed could help the Taliban reorganize the Afghan military. Washington has accused Pakistan of backing the Taliban in the group's two-decade fight against the U.S.-backed government in Kabul, although Islamabad has denied the charges.

On Monday (September 6), the Islamist militants had claimed victory in the last Afghan region still holding out against their rule, declaring that the capture of the Panjshir valley completed their takeover.

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