Taliban claims normalcy in Badakhshan following protests

Taliban’s Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that conditions in Badakhshan have normalized following two days of protests.

The ministry’s spokesman, Abdul Matin Qanay, did not provide details about the protests but reiterated that the Taliban leader’s decree on poppy cultivation is “clear and detailed.”

Protesters in Badakhshan had earlier voiced their frustrations, claiming they could no longer tolerate the Taliban’s oppression and demanded their withdrawal from the region.

Qanay mentioned that the ministry is coordinating with local officials to resolve the situation through community cooperation.

On Friday, conflicts erupted in Qarloq village, Darayim district, where a resident was killed by Taliban gunfire. This incident prompted dozens to gather and chant in protest.