The Taliban have retaken control of Afghanistan after the Afghan president fled the country. The latest news emerging has it that violence erupted in the country after the protestors changed the Taliban flag that had been placed in a Square in the city of Jalalabad with the Afghan flag.
Taliban fighters are said to have fired into the protestors and beaten them up. There were also gunshots heard as the Taliban fighters tried to disperse the crowd.
After the Taliban took control of the country, many people fled and various nations evacuated their nationals as well. People were also seen trying to stow away on airplanes and some of these ended up falling to their deaths. The USA along with other nations pulled out their troops from Afghanistan, citing that the Afghan people themselves were not willing to fight for their land.
American president Joe Biden stated in a televised address that he was not going to allow American soldiers to fight and die in a battle that the Afghan people do not want to fight and so made the decision to pull out American troops, allowing the Taliban to finally take over the country.
It is not known who the leader of the new Taliban government will be at the moment.