The protesters demanded peace, freedom and respect for women’s rightsWatch: Taliban fire shots to disperse female protesters in Kabul
Shots were fired when Afghan women took to the streets of Kabul to object to the Taliban’s rule.
A group of female protesters in Afghanistan’s capital confronted Taliban fighters about their stance on women’s rights.
Militants fired gunshots in an attempt to disperse the protesters as they marched through the city.
Women also protested to oppose the suspected support from Pakistan for the extremist regime.
In the Kapisa Province female demonstrators insisted women should be allowed jobs in government after the Taliban said that no women would feature in prominent government roles.
Since seizing control of Afghanistan, the Taliban have sought to portray a more moderate image.
But in the last few days there have been reports of militants beating women, journalists and protesters with batons and whips.