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Taliban parade suicide bombers, vests, explosives & rockets on Afghanistan state TV

In the video aired on Afghan National Television, the suicide bombers were seen carrying the Taliban flag, and being referred to as ‘martyrdom-seekers squadron’.

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New Delhi: The Taliban Thursday released a video of its suicide bombers taking part in a parade at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. In the video, which was was aired on Afghan National Television, the suicide bombers were seen carrying the Taliban flag, and being referred to as ‘martyrdom-seekers squadron’.

The parade also showcased suicide vests, explosives, guns and rockets. Also part of the weaponry that was displayed were mines, car bombs and yellow barrels.

The video said these weapons were used “against invaders and their puppets in defence of independence and dear country”.

It then went on to explain how the yellow barrels, car bombs and suicide vests were used to “attack and destory the enemy’.

‘Disturbing display’

Many social media users called out the “disturbing display on state radio television” and highlighted how all the weaponry and machinery had been used by the Taliban over the last 20 years, killing thousands of Afghan civilians, including women and children.

Afghan activist Omaid H. Sharifi said the video reminded him of the dear ones he lost to these weapons.

The Taliban took control of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, on 15 August after the US decided to withdraw its troops, ending the two-decade war. The US officially ended its military presence in Afghanistan on 31 August with the final flight out of Kabul.

 


Also read: Tolo woman journalist who interviewed Taliban flees Afghanistan before US completes pullout


 

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