‘No one should be afraid!’ Taliban militants put pressure on the newsreader to back the new regulation.
TALIBAN gunmen stormed a Kabul television station, pressuring the newsreader to back the terrorist group.
While reading the news, a video showed an Afghan announcer with the Taliban in the backdrop beside him. The video received over one million views after being shared on Twitter.
This is something @Etilaatroz would not accept. If that is the case, we shall halt our work. pic.twitter.com/FueAC4c9cz
At the Afghan TV network Peace studio, eight Taliban terrorists can be seen standing next to the anchor.
On Sunday, the BBC’s Yalda Hakim tweeted a video of the news clip, writing: “Afghanistan TV – strange.”
“This is how an Afghan television political debate today looks, with Taliban foot soldiers watching over the host.
“The presenter discusses the collapse of the Ghani government and claims that the Islamic Emirate believes Afghans should not be afraid of #Afghanistan.”
The presenter was spotted reading the news and debating with the Taliban, according to WIO News.
The footage was taken on Sunday, during the final days of the United States’ pullout from Afghanistan.
This comes after a suicide attack near Kabul airport that targeted US forces and refugees.
170 people were killed in the incident, including 13 US service members.
ISIS-K would be held accountable for the two suicide bomb assaults near Kabul airport on Thursday, according to President Biden.
Mr. Biden, speaking from the White House, promised to “hunt down” terrorists.
“To those who perpetrated this attack, as well as everyone who wishes America harm, know this: we will not forgive,” he declared.
“We are not going to forget. We’ll track you down and hold you accountable. I will use every weapon at my disposal to defend our people’s interests.”
“We will not be discouraged by terrorists,” he stressed. They will not be able to derail our mission. We’ll keep moving forward with the evacuation.”
The attack on the Kabul airport was claimed by ISIS-K.
Since August 14, when mass evacuations began, the US has assisted in the evacuation of approximately 116,700 civilians from Afghanistan.
US missile defenses intercepted five rockets near Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday.