Streets eerily quiet in Kabul where Afghans fear Taliban rule

Streets that were once bustling with life have fallen silent. Few women dare to leave their homes. Fighters patrol the neighbourhoods.Welcome to the new Kabul, a city ruled by fear of the Taliban.“It’s like a zombie apocalypse,” a 20-year-old women’s rights activist says.Around Kabul airport, chaos reigns as thousands of people mass, desperate to flee ahead of the August 31 deadline for the US withdrawal.But everywhere else, the streets are eerily quiet.“People almost don’t go outside and (when…