At least 17 people were killed in celebratory gunfire in Kabul on Friday after Taliban fighters seized control of Panjshir, the last province in Afghanistan holding out against the Islamist group.
However, opposition of the Taliban has denied that the province has fallen.
News agencies in the country said “aerial shooting” in Kabul on Friday killed 17 people and wounded 41.
The gunfire drew a rebuke from the main Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.
“Avoid shooting in the air and thank God instead,” Mujahid said in a message on Twitter. “Bullets can harm civilians, so don’t shoot unnecessarily.”