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Three killed as Taliban open fire on protesters over flag removal in Jalalabad

09:52 PM | 18 Aug, 2021
Three killed as Taliban open fire on protesters over flag removal in Jalalabad

At least three people were killed and a dozen others injured after the Taliban reportedly opened fire on demonstrators who have removed the gorup’s flag in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

The protesters replaced the black-on-white Taliban flag at a roundabout in Jalalabad with the black, red and green flag of the previous Afghan government a day before Independence Day (August 19).

Video circulating on social media shows a number of people have gathered at the location with some reportedly raising anti-Taliban slogans while the sound of gunshots can also be heard in the background.

In another video, dozens of protesters could be seen waving Afghan flags as they are staging protest on the road.

A firing incident was also reportedly occurred in Daronta district when people there also replaced a Taliban flag.

The Taliban took over Afghanistan on Sunday after former president Ashraf Ghan fled the country when fighters entered Kabul city. 

Later, the group announced general amnesty, saying they have forgiven all including those who fought against them in the past. 


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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