Taliban members in Panjshir province urged residents to return to work on Wednesday and promised to protect people in the area.
"They should come out, do their daily activities. If they are shopkeepers they can go to their shops. If they are farmers, they can go to their farms. We are here to protect them, their lives and their families," said Malavi Abdullah Rahamani.
The Taliban claimed victory on Monday in the last part of Afghanistan still holding out against their rule, declaring that the capture of the Panjshir valley completed their takeover of the country, though the resistance has not conceded defeat.
The ousted Afghan government's ambassador to Tajikistan said on Wednesday that Panjshiri leader Ahmad Shah Massoud had not fled Afghanistan and that the resistance leaders were out of general communication for security reasons.
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