The Taliban in a statement acknowledged that the fighters have no intention to enter the Afghan capital Kabul and will enter the city peacefully.

The statement reads that Kabul is the most populated city of Afghanistan and the fighters are not allowed to enter the city and are directed to stay out of Kabul’s doors.

As per the statement, there are negotiations going on with the Afghan government to surrender Kabul peacefully and there is no plan whatsoever to topple Kabul militarily.

The statement is published hours after fear and panic spread in the city and people are roaming on the streets. People are seemed to be closing shops and markets and there is no city transportation available in the city.

Afghan Presidential Palace ARG also said in Facebook posts that the situation of Kabul is under control and the Afghan forces are working along with international allies to secure the Afghan capital.

“We reiterate that Afghanistan Islamic Emirate has nothing to do with the civil and military officials in Kabul. We are not seeking revenge and there is general pardon for government officials. ” reads the statement.

The statement further reads that the upcoming Islamic system will be comprised of all classes and groups in Afghanistan.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.