'Taliban fire into air to disperse women's rally backing Iran protests'

KABUL: Taliban forces fired shots into the air on Thursday to disperse a women's rally supporting protests that have erupted in Iran over the death of a woman in the custody of morality police.

Chanting the same "Women, life, freedom!" mantra used in demonstrations in Iran, about 25 Afghan women protested in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul, before being dispersed by Taliban forces firing in the air, an AFP correspondent reported.--AFP

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