A large protest against the Taliban regime, organized and led primarily by women, was violently dispersed by Taliban thugs on Tuesday. Demonstrators were whipped, beaten with clubs, and driven away by gunfire.
The protest was reportedly prompted by the arrival in Kabul of Pakistani Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed, director of Pakistan’s infamous Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI). The Pakistani government has a long history of supporting the Taliban, both overtly and covertly. Hameed came to Kabul for meetings with the Taliban government, which announced its “interim” leadership of hardline extremists and outright terrorists on Tuesday.
Opponents of the Taliban regime claim Pakistani drones and helicopters were deployed to help crush the resistance movement in Panjshir Valley over the weekend, a charge echoed by the government of Iran.