Like millions of people across Kabul, Afghans in other provinces on Wednesday night chanted the slogan "Allahu Akbar" (God is the greatest), in a show of support for Afghan forces fighting the Taliban.
The rallying cry began earlier in Herat city and has been reported in other areas across the nation as well.
In the latest waves of support, Afghans in Kapisa, Baghlan, Nuristan and Sar-e-Pul provinces chanted the slogan to show support for the Afghan forces.
A number of religious scholars said that chanting the slogan "Allahu Akbar" is very important to separate the evil from the truth and that the slogan will help boost the morale of the ANDSF in their campaign against the militants.
“The people of Balkhab are always ready, they will act against all aggressors including the Taliban,” said a resident in Sar-e-Pul province.
“We will defend the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Constitution,” said a resident in Samangan.
“It indicates that the people support ANDSDF and they are tired of the war, this is totally a people's movement,” said Fawad Raiskhel, a resident in Kabul.
“The people, by chanting the slogan of 'Allahu Akbar,' want to show that they are tired of the war and they support their security forces,” said Idris Feda, a resident in Kabul.
“It has a great impact on morale, those who are chanting the slogan 'Allahu Akbar,' they are Muslims,” said Mir Saeed, a cleric.
This outpouring of support for the security forces began on Monday night in the city of Herat, in western Afghanistan, which has seen fierce fighting over the past few weeks and resisted Taliban attacks against Herat city over the past week.
The campaign comes as Afghan security forces are fighting the Taliban in multiple areas across the country.
In response, the Taliban said that "Allahu Akbar" is the group's slogan and that those who abuse Allahu Akbar will be held accountable.
While the Afghans were chanting the slogan in Kabul on Tuesday night, the Taliban attacked the residence of acting Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi in downtown Kabul, killing at least eight people including a woman.