Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid downplays the presence of ISIL in Afghanistan, as analysts say that ISIL is using the same urban warfare tactics previously used by the Taliban to fight the Western-backed Afghan government's forces. After the attack against Kabul airport last month, the Taliban has vowed to capture the leader of ISIL in Afghanistan.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says that the Taliban response to the peaceful marches has been increasingly violent, with authorities using live ammunition, batons and whips, which has resulted in the deaths of four civilians. A spokesperson for the rights office says that the response from the Taliban has been "unfortunately severe".
Celebratory gunfire occurs in Kabul by Taliban fighters following the departure of the last aircraft carrying U.S. troops. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid says during a news conference that "it is a historical day and a historical moment" and that "the Taliban are proud of these moments, that we liberated our country from a great power."
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warns Americans to leave the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul due to a "specific, credible threat". Additionally, U.S. president Joe Biden issues a warning of another attack on the airport in the next "24–36 hours".