Taliban bans fatigues & weapons from amusement park — Analysis

Troopers will not be capable to enter Afghan fairgrounds whereas armed and dressed for battle

On Wednesday, the Taliban ordered its troops to not enter amusement parks whereas wearing fatigues and armed with weaponry. 

“Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban troopers) will not be allowed to enter amusement parks with weapons, army uniforms and automobiles,” authorities spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet, including “Mujahideen are obliged to abide by all the principles and rules of amusement parks.” 

The announcement comes simply months after photos and movies of armed Taliban troops having fun with an amusement park on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul, prompted widespread mockery on social media. 

Within the viral movies, which emerged after the autumn of Kabul in August, Taliban troops will be seen flashing their weapons as they play on the bumper vehicles and different rides. 

The Qargha reservoir amusement park has confirmed notably in style with the Taliban’s crack troops. Reuters journalists noticed the fighters sipping tea, shopping for snacks from stalls alongside the shoreline, and queueing for rides. 

Most of the troops had by no means been to Kabul earlier than and wished to go to the park earlier than returning to defend the regime throughout the nation. 

The unique footage was shot simply weeks after the Taliban took management of Kabul on August 15 after 20 years of Western-backed rule.

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