アサダーバードの東部の都市でのデモの1つで, 数人が殺された, レポートによると.
A witness told ロイター それ “数百人” came out onto the streets but then several died after the Taliban started shooting at the crowd, triggering a stampede. しかしながら, it was not immediately clear which event caused the deaths.
Footage from the area obtained by Fox News shows cyclists and a car racing through the streets of Asadabad while bearing the Afghanistan tri-color flag. バックグラウンドで, gunshots could be heard.
Flag-waving demonstrators were also filmed marching through Kabul.
In another video obtained by Fox News, a crowd of men and women are heard chanting slogans while holding Afghanistan flags.
Elsewhere in Kabul, footage has emerged of a crowd taking cover near Kabul’s airport as armed men open fire.
ビデオで, a woman and her child were seen crouching as persistent shots ring out, sending people scattering.
It was not immediately clear what sparked that scene.
Reports also have emerged of white Taliban flags being torn down by Afghans, ロイターによると.
“Salute those who carry the national flag and thus stand for the dignity of the nation and the country,” First Vice President Amrullah Saleh posted on Twitter.
The Aug. 19 Independence Day in Afghanistan celebrates a 1919 treaty that ended British rule there.