News ID: 316447
Published: 0220 GMT September 19, 2021

Afghanistan under neo-Taliban rule

Afghanistan under neo-Taliban rule
Taliban forces block the roads around the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 27, 2021.

Here are the latest developments in Afghanistan following the second takeover of the country by the Taliban militant group on August 15:

Taliban tell Kabul female employees in Afghanistan to stay home


The interim mayor of Afghanistans capital said many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the countrys new Taliban rulers.

Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been permitted to report to work, according to AP.

He said this includes skilled workers in the design and engineering departments as well as female attendants of public toilets for women.


Blast targets Taliban truck in Jalalabad


A pickup truck carrying Taliban forces was the target of a bomb in the Afghan city of Jalalabad Sunday, local media reported, a day after at least three people were killed in a series of blasts in the area, according to AFP.

Witnesses told local media that several wounded Taliban forces were taken to hospital after the explosion, which one journalist said happened near an interchange for transport to and from the capital, Kabul.

At least three people were killed in Jalalabad on Saturday in the first deadly blasts since the Taliban takeover.


Kabul residents complain about fuel price hikes


Fuel prices have risen in Afghanistan's Kabul over the last week and locals have urged the government to step in to prevent overcharging from companies and importers of fuel.

Gas prices have risen by 15 afghanis per kilo and petrol prices have risen by four afghanis in the last week, TOLOnews reported.

Shopkeepers in Kabul believe that the fuel importing companies have hiked the fuel prices.


Another evacuation flight leaves Afghanistan with 28 U.S. citizens onboard


Twenty-eight U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents were evacuated from Afghanistan, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Saturday afternoon.

He said that Washington will continue to help U.S. citizens and Afghans affiliated with the U.S. government to depart Afghanistan. The international community welcomes the Taliban's cooperation on these flights, CBS News reported.



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