Taliban fighters take over Kabul amusement park

The group – ranging in age from 18 to 52 – is relaxing at a small amusement park next to Qarghah Reservoir on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, where families and children normally ride the Ferris Wheel and carousel. The scene is an incongruous one: the Taliban fighters were in a playful mood in the capital they seized less than six weeks ago.Since then, Afghans have feared a return to the group’s brutally oppressive rule of the 1990s, when they banned music, photography, television – and even children’s games such as kite-flying.

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October 30, 2021 | 6:11 pm