The Taliban has instructed Afghan citizens to hand over all weapons and ammunition to the relevant authorities, except for government property in their possession.
Citizens were advised to hand over the items within a week, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
The spokesman warned the citizens that they could face legal action if the items were found in their possession after the stipulated time.
Announcement by the Security of the Islamic Emirate: All persons in Kabul who have vehicles, weapons, ammunition or other government property are being informed that the said items will be handed over to the concerned authorities of the Islamic Emirate within a week. Avoid any legal action against them.
Similar orders have been issued by the Taliban in the past, instructing citizens to lay down their weapons for their own protection because “the Taliban are now there to ensure your safety.” ۔