The Latest: Taliban fire weapons into air, at least 2 killed

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ISTANBUL — An authoritative astatine Emergency Hospital successful Kabul says 2 radical were killed and 12 wounded aft Taliban fighters successful the superior fired their weapons into the aerial successful celebration.

Taliban successful Kabul fired into the aerial Friday nighttime to observe gains connected the battlefield successful Panjshir province, which inactive remains nether the power of anti-Taliban fighters.

The infirmary authoritative spoke connected information of anonymity due to the fact that helium was not authorized to little the media.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid connected Twitter criticized the signifier of firing into the aerial and called connected the militants to halt it immediately

Tolo TV reported 17 bodies and 41 wounded radical were transferred to Emergency Hospital.

— By Tameem Akhgar



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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations main volition convene a ministerial gathering successful Geneva connected Sept. 13 to question a swift scale-up successful backing to code the increasing humanitarian situation successful Afghanistan, wherever astir fractional the country’s 38 cardinal radical request assistance.

U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric made the announcement Friday and said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres volition besides entreaty “for afloat and unimpeded humanitarian entree to marque definite Afghans proceed to get the indispensable services they need.”

Dujarric said the U.N. entreaty for $1.3 cardinal for 2021 to assistance much than 18 cardinal radical is conscionable 40% funded, leaving a $766 cardinal deficit.

“Afghanistan faces a looming humanitarian catastrophe,” the U.N. spokesperson said. “One successful 3 Afghans bash not cognize wherever their adjacent repast volition travel from. Nearly fractional of each children nether the property of 5 are predicted to beryllium acutely malnourished successful the adjacent 12 months.”

Earlier Friday, Dujarric said the secretary-general is “very grateful for the generosity” of Denmark, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the United States for making disposable facilities and transport for the impermanent relocation of U.N. unit successful Afghanistan.

Dujarric announced Aug. 18 that astir 100 of the U.N.’s 300 planetary unit were being moved to Kazakhstan to enactment remotely due to the fact that of information concerns.

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