Hundreds of Afghans queued up outside the passport office in Kabul in a bid to leave Afghanistan citing different issues.
Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan, on Saturday announced that it would resume issuing travel documents.
Following the announcement, hundreds of people started to queue up outside the passport office since late Saturday night.
While, some are desperate to leave the country for medical treatment, others to escape the Islamists’ renewed rule.
Meanwhile, Taliban security personnel are facing a tough time in managing the ever growing crowd.
“We don’t want any suicide attack or explosion to happen,” a Taliban security operative was quoted as saying by news agency AFP.
He added: “Our responsibility here is to protect people. But the people are not cooperating.”
Notably, the local group of the IS, which happens to be the main enemy of the Taliban, had killed over 150 people in late August when citizens massed at Kabul airport in a desperate bid to leave during the early days of the new regime.
Meanwhile, those who have lined up to collect their travel documents, comprise mainly of patients who are in urgent need to leave the country for better treatment.
“Medics put stent in my heart. They need to be removed and it’s not possible here,” said 60-year-old Mohammed Osman Akbari.
Meanwhile, the land-locked country of Afghanistan is facing a major humanitarian crisis.
Following return of the Taliban to power, aid of billions of dollars and assets were frozen by the international community, and the nation of 38 million now faces a bitter winter.