Ground Report | New Delhi: Afghanistan: Taliban; There are reports from Afghanistan that the Taliban have raised their flag at an important border post in Pakistan and claim they now have control there. In the video being shared on social media, it is seen that a white flag is waving above the spin boulder border near Kandahar.
Situated between the Afghan city of Spin Boldak and the city of Chaman in Pakistan, this post is the second busiest post between the two countries. About 900 trucks pass through this route daily.
However, the Afghan authorities are refusing to let go of this outpost. But in the pictures on social media, it is seen that the extremists are talking to the Pakistani border guards.
In recent weeks, the Taliban have rapidly increased their influence in many areas in Afghanistan and seized several posts from Afghan security forces.
They have so far captured major posts on the border of Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. After the fighting, Afghan security forces had to cross the border and flee to neighboring countries.
After the Taliban captured Spin Boldak, Pakistan has closed the road leading to the region. Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi said he would like to assure businessmen and local people that after an agreement is reached with the Pakistani side, the movement of traffic and goods will return to normal.
After Torkham in eastern Afghanistan, the Spin Boldak–Chaman Route has been one of the busiest routes for trade and transport between Pakistan and Afghanistan and houses thousands of people on both sides, around the border region’s markets. are also.
According to the official data of the Afghan government, 900 trucks pass through this border post every day between Pakistan and Afghanistan, which go to other countries of Central Asia including Iran. The Taliban are constantly taking control of Afghan posts on the border to fill their pockets and which can undermine the Afghan government.