On Friday night, the Taliban fired guns into the air to celebrate gains on the battlefield in Panjshir province, which still remains under the control of anti-Taliban fighters. After Taliban fighters fired weapons into the air in celebration. At least 17 people have been killed in Kabul.
One Taliban commander quoted by saying “By the grace of Allah Almighty, we are in control of entire Afghanistan. The troublemakers have been defeated and Panjshir is now under our command.” Taliban fighters had taken Panjshir Valley the final holdout is in search to seize Afghanistan said Sources of the Taliban to news agency Reuters on Saturday.
However, resistance leaders Ahmad Massoud, who is leading the rebels denied the claim to Reuters by saying, “News of Panjshir conquests is circulating on Pakistani media. This is a lie.”
As per the TOLO news report, former president Hamid Karzai in a statement has asked the Taliban and the “resistance front” in Panjshir to stop the fighting and resolve their issues through talks.
The group’s co-founder and head of political office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar would lead the new government in Afghanistan. Whereas senior positions in the government would be held by the co-founder of the Taliban, Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai. The religious matter and governance will be seen by the Taliban’s supreme religious leader Haibatullah Akhundzada, Taliban sources said to other news.