This video went viral on X and other social media platforms. Make of it what you will. A video circulating on YouTube and social media shows Taliban security forces in Kabul patrolling busy streets on rollerblades, armed with AK-47 rifles. In the 22-minute video, the Taliban soldiers skate alongside pickup trucks converted into gun trucks, displaying a mix of official duties and enjoyment. The skaters, adorned in camouflage uniforms with Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan flags, act as rolling road guards, skitching along the trucks on open stretches and weaving through traffic at intersections. The video, posted by a Kabul-based parkour athlete, captures a lighthearted atmosphere among the group. Rollerblading appears to be a trend, with examples cited in movies, Pakistani police units, and plans for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.


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