RIFLE-WIELDING Taliban fighters have seen captured having fun with pedalo rides to have fun the one yr anniversary of their bloody takeover of Afghanistan.
The hard-core jihadis have been seen basking on the lakes in Band-e-Amir nationwide park, a preferred weekend vacation spot within the nation.
Pictures present males brandishing AK-47s wearing camouflage army equipment and conventional outfits smiling and chatting amongst themselves within the space dubbed Afghanistan’s Grand Canyon.
Some fighters have been seen leaping into the water as temps soared above 40C.
It comes because the Taliban put together to have fun the one yr anniversary of its violent take-over of the Center Japanese nation from the US on August 15.
Since taking energy, the female-hating jihadis have undone most of the good points made by ladies within the 20 years of US intervention.
In a uncommon website, some 40 ladies marched in entrance of the schooling ministry constructing in Kabul on Saturday.
The protesters chanted “bread, work and freedom” and carried a banner studying “August 15 is a black day” earlier than being break up up by Taliban fighters who fired spherical into the air.
The ladies – who have been calling for work rights and higher political participation – took refuge in close by outlets and have been chased down and crushed with rifle butts, in response to experiences.
Reporters overlaying the march, the place ladies protested with out face veils and referred to as for justice – have been additionally crushed by Taliban fighters.
The dire juxtaposition between a peaceful and blissful Afghani inhabitants and the truth on the bottom was showcased in related snaps in September final yr.
Taliban fighters splashed round on pedalos in the identical nationwide park – hours after feminine workers have been banned from going to work.
Gleeful gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenade launchers and Kalashnikov assault rifles have been noticed on swan-shaped pedalos in central Bamiyan province.
Bamiyan is the place the Taliban blew up two mammoth 1,500-year-old statues of Buddha – carved right into a mountain – in 2001, simply earlier than the US-led invasion.
The swanning round passed off weeks after the Taliban seized management in Afghanistan, when video emerged exhibiting some having enjoyable using dodgems at a captured theme park.
Weird video confirmed the closely armed fanatics, who perform brutal executions, stonings and amputations, additionally using on a youngsters’ merry-go-round.
Footage of the carefree militants having fun with themselves on swan pedalos got here because the mayor of Kabul, Hamdullah Namony, ordered feminine workers to remain residence within the newest blow to ladies’s rights for the reason that hardline zealots seized energy 5 weeks in the past.