Hundreds of residents of Annaba district of Panjshir province took to the street on Sunday, December 26 in reaction to the killing of a young man whom they claimed to be shot dead by the Taliban affiliates.

The protesters carried the dead body to the office of the provincial governor and asked for justice.

The angry protesters were chanting “Death to Taliban”, “Death to stooges of Pakistan”, and “Long live Ahmad Masoud.”

Residents of Annaba district claimed that the slain Nazir Aqa-24 was murdered by the Taliban affiliates but the motive behind the murder is yet to be unveiled.

Provincial officials of the Taliban confirmed the killing and called it a misunderstanding.

A statement released by the Taliban officials in Panjshir province reads that suspects of the incident have been arrested.

In the meantime, affiliates of the Abdul Hameed Khorasani-deputy chief of security of Panjshir province- have also engaged in a fight with the protestors but have led to no casualties.

It is the first time that a relatively large demonstration is staged against the Taliban in Panjshir province.

Panjshir was the last province of Afghanistan that fell to the Taliban.