2023. November 16 – 12:44
A video has been uploaded online of Taliban soldiers racing on skis and carrying AK-47 rifles through the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Kabul police spokesman To the telegraph He confirmed that the video is real and shows officers from the Public Security Police of the Afghan Ministry of Interior.
The Taliban regained power in Afghanistan in August 2021, after the withdrawal of US forces. Since then, women have been banned from attending university, banned from swimming pools, gyms and even parks, and ordered to close hairdressing and beauty salons. We have written more about the situation of women since the extremist Islamic Taliban movement ruled the country in this article. At the same time, the Taliban government, by its own admission, is working hard to restore security and eliminate ISIS, and for this reason, among other things, it is building a surveillance network in the country equipped with a camera system.
Meanwhile, they are also finding time to rebrand themselves. At least that’s what we can infer. They like to post footage of their fighters training or eating ice cream, and in 2021, footage of Taliban fighters dodging and swinging while holding their weapons has also been circulated online.
In the recently uploaded video, Taliban soldiers are seen clinging to a pickup truck with sirens blaring and racing through Kabul traffic on skates:
According to The Telegraph, the ice skating police unit is not unique. An eight-person ice skating police team has been patrolling Paris for years (wearing rubber batons and pistols), and they had tried the concept in London before but abandoned the idea after… They realized that they could easily cross the grass in parks, and could be suspended from patrols attached to wheels.