Any attempted insurrection will be “hit hard”. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said so during a press conference, after announcing total control of the Panjshir valley, the last pocket of resistance since they took power in Afghanistan in mid-August. “The Islamic Emirate is very sensitive to uprisings. Anyone who tries to bring one will be hit hard. We will not allow another,” he added.
To what we learn, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio arrived in Islamabad. He will shortly be transferred by helicopter to the Torkham border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. First a passage to the military base of Torkhan, followed by briefings on the transits and on the measures prepared by the Pakistani side at the border with Afghanistan. Soon after, he will meet the chief of staff of the Pakistani army. Following meeting with the Foreign Minister and the Pakistani Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, Iran condemns “firmly the assault” of the Taliban against Panshir, the last pocket of resistance in Afghanistan, of which the fundamentalist movement has claimed to have conquered “total” control. “The news from Panshir is really disturbing,” Tehran Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in the usual Monday press point.
The anti-Taliban resistance force has made it known that it will continue to fight: a few hours after the Taliban announced that it had taken “total” control of the valley, the National Resistance Front (NFR) claimed to be present in “strategic positions” throughout the valley, adding that “the fight against the Taliban and their partners will continue “.
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