Two protesters holding the Afghan flag during a demonstration in the Afghan city of Jalalabad were killed by the Taliban today, local media reported.
Members of the extremist group opened fire on a crowd gathered in the city of Jalalabad to protest Taliban rule in the country.
Social media videos show Afghans waving the Afghan national flag in the streets of Jalalabad shortly before the Taliban opened fire.
A group of protesters reportedly lowered the Taliban flag that hung in the city center and raised the Afghan national flag.
France, Germany and Britain are expelling Afghans and Afghans
Paris, Berlin and London are now expelling their citizens from Afghanistan, as well as Afghans who had worked with their forces and are now likely to be threatened by the Taliban who have invaded the country.
Second evacuation of French and 184 Afghans
Many of the people who had taken refuge at the French embassy in Kabul are now in a safe place after 216 people were evacuated overnight from the French army, including 184 Afghans, who are expected in Paris overnight.
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the second shipment of an A400M to Kabul.
“There are 25 French people added to the Afghans 'civil society in need of protection,' that is, 'a large part of the people of French as well as Afghan nationality who had taken refuge inside the French embassy building in Kabul,'” he said. diplomacy.
According to the French Armed Forces General Staff, an A330 Phenix military transport plane also took off from the metropolis overnight to fly to the United Arab Emirates. It is expected within the day in Paris with the repatriates, according to a message on Twitter from the Minister of Defense Florence Parley.
Yesterday, Tuesday, France had already expelled 41 French and foreign nationals from Kabul, thanks to an air bridge it set up after the Taliban seized power on Sunday.
The first Lufthansa plane with people from Afghanistan landed in Germany
The first Lufthansa plane carrying people from Afghanistan landed early this morning in Frankfurt with about 130 passengers on board, the airline said.
The Airbus A340 picked up passengers transported by the German Air Force from Kabul to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
Germany, which has the second-largest military unit in Afghanistan after the United States, wants to evacuate thousands of dual German and Afghan nationals, human rights activists, lawyers and people who have worked for foreign forces.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has approved the deployment of up to 600 troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate people from the country, a government official has said. The cost of the operation is estimated at around 40 million euros, according to a document seen by Reuters. The mandate must be approved by the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament.
Britain expelled 306 British and 2,052 Afghans
The United Kingdom has expelled 306 Britons and 2,052 Afghans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today during a special session of the British Parliament on the situation in Afghanistan.
“So far, 306 British nationals and 2,052 Afghans have been able to return safely,” the Conservative leader said, adding that “another 2,000 applications from Afghan nationals have been processed and many more are being processed.” The British government announced last night, Tuesday night, that it will receive “long-term” 20,000 Afghan refugees, of which 5,000 in the first year.