In Jalalabad, the Taliban shot at a protest rally. People took to the streets with the national flags of Afghanistan instead of the Taliban banner to support the state symbols.
To disperse the disgruntled militants, they opened fire on the crowd. Two protesters are known to have died, and more than a dozen were injured. It is also reported that pockets of resistance of the Afghan Armed Forces still remain in the country.
Former vice-president of the country Amrula Saleh declared himself acting president. He and his supporters are preparing for an armed struggle against the Taliban.