Iran Daesh warning
President Ebrahim Raeisi says Iran will not allow the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group to establish a presence near its border with Afghanistan. Raeisi made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Tajik counterpart in Dushanbe. The two presidents called for an all-inclusive government in Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover of the country. Raeisi noted that a government comprised of only one political or ethnic group cannot resolve the problems in Afghanistan. Emomali Rahmon also said peace and stability should be restored in the war-stricken nation for the sake of regional security. He warned that an escalation of violence could lead to a humanitarian disaster for Afghanistan and turn it into a hub for terrorism in the region.
A series of deadly attacks have hit the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. Provincial health officials say at least three people have been killed in the explosions. 18 people including women and children were also wounded. A Taliban official who wished to remain anonymous said one of the blasts targeted a Taliban vehicle. No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks. Jalalabad is an area where the Daesh terrorist group carries out operations in Afghanistan. The blasts have been the first since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over around a month ago.
Tunisians have gathered in the capital Tunis to protest against President Kais Saied’s July decision on dissolving the government. The demonstrations were planned by Civil society activists in the center of the capital. The president’s supporters also held a counter rally. This is the first protest since Saied suspended the parliament on July 25. Opposition members accuse the president of a coup. Saied has rejected the accusation and pledged to uphold rights, arguing that his intervention was needed to save the country from corruption and political paralysis. He also lifted the MP's immunity, leaving them open to prosecution.