Afghanistan: Badakhshan residents protest against Taliban ‘oppression’

Some residents of Darayom district in northeastern province of Badakhshan staged a protest against what they described as the “Taliban’s oppression and repression” of the people.

The protest was sparked by an incident in which Taliban forces allegedly fired on a resident, resulting in his death. Protesters chanted, “Death to the Taliban.”

Sources reported that the Taliban clashed with residents of Qaraloq village in Darayom after attempting to stop the cultivation of poppies. It was during these clashes that Nizamuddin, a resident, was fatally shot. The gunfire also injured many others.

Taliban has not commented on the incident.