Baghlan Province Residents Block Northern Highway To Protest Against Taliban

Tuesday, 04/16/2024

Sources have informed Afghanistan International that on Tuesday, residents of Baghlan province closed the northern highway in protest against the Taliban.

According to these sources, residents of the Dahana-i-Ghori district staged demonstrations and blocked the Balkh-Samangan highway.

Images received by Afghanistan International indicate that some individuals are present on the road and have ignited fires.

Sources claimed that ongoing floods and the destruction of agricultural lands in the province prompted the protests as people are asking the Taliban to construct a canal to prevent further destruction.

Recent floods in various provinces have resulted in both human and financial losses.

Sources in Baghlan reported that even several hours after the protest began, Taliban authorities are yet to arrive at the scene.

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