A young Tolo news reporter, named Ziar Yaad Khan and his cameraperson were brutalized by the Talibans, at Kabul. Tolo news is the first independent news agency of the country. Earlier, his death was speculated and reported. Khan, later clarified in a tweet that he was alive and safe. He was working on creating a report on poverty and unemployment in the country.
“I was beaten by the Taliban in Kabul’s New City while reporting. Cameras, technical equipment and my personal mobile phone have also been hijacked. Some people have spread the news of my death which is false. The Taliban got out of an armored Land Cruiser and hit me at gunpoint,” the journalist clarified in his tweet.
The American Embassy issued a warning to its citizens, stranded in the war-stricken country. It instructed the people to steer clear of The Hamid Karzai International Airport. This is because of the imminent security threats and speculations on “planned attacks”. This is the only airport in the country, and several people are being spotted flocking the place, in hopes of being rescued by armed militia. Thousands of people of Afghan origin, are lingering around the airport, in their last attempts to flee the country. USA had previously declared 31st August 2021 as it’s last date for evacuation.
This alert comes just after a day Joe Biden delivered his speech about the ominous, impending doom about the ISIS threat.
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