Following the takeover, images emerged showing Taliban forces riding bumper cars and merry-go-rounds at an amusement park in Kabul. Now, another video shows the same park engulfed in flames after the Taliban set it on fire.
The previous viral video
Taliban fighters were seen riding rides at an amusement park after the rapid conquest of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Some people were observed slamming bumper vehicles into one another, while others were seen having a good time on the rides.
The latest video on social media
An entire amusement park is shown burning with immense flames covering the area in the latest footage circulating on social media. The footage was published on Twitter by a user who claimed it was from Sheberghan’s Bokhdi Amusement Park.
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Explanation of the act
The explanation given by the Taliban for burning down the amusement park, according to the Twitter user, is that there are sculptures and idols within the park, which are against Islamic norms.
Chaotic condition in Afghanistan
Videos and photographs from Afghanistan, notably Kabul, show the country devolving into chaos just weeks after the Taliban seized power and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
Following the Taliban’s entry into Kabul on Sunday, terrified Afghans made a last-ditch effort to flee the rebels’ draconian regime by rushing to the Kabul airport on Monday. Thousands of people flocked to the Kabul airport in an attempt to board the few remaining evacuation aircraft.
Afghans were seen hanging to a US Air Force C-17 jet flying out of Kabul in videos. Hundreds of men and women were observed sitting on the plane’s wheels and wings even before it took off.
Heart-wrenching clips from Afghanistan
Heartbreaking footage of Afghans attempting to flee the war-torn country has elicited worldwide compassion. In another video, a guy dressed in black, ostensibly a Taliban terrorist, is seen shooting at a civilian who is attempting to pass the blast wall into Kabul airport.