While tensions continued to run high in Afghan capital with the evacuation of civilians all but over and terror attack fears high, the Taliban has issued an order which left many puzzled.
In what can be termed as a move out of fear that citizen might attack back out of discontent, Taliban on Saturday ordered Afghans to hand over vehicles, weapons, ammunition and other government property to concerned authorities.
Taking to his official Twitter account, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said “All those in Kabul who are carrying government goods, equipment, vehicles, weapons and ammunition are advised to voluntarily hand over the goods to the relevant organs of the Islamic Emirate within a week.”
The move came close on the heels of the United Nations receiving harrowing and credible reports of the impact on civilians of violations of international humanitarian law, as well as violations and abuses of human rights.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has set a deadline of Tuesday to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan, drawing to a close his nation’s longest military conflict, which began in retaliation for the September 11 attacks.