Afghan forces clashed with Taliban fightersOn Friday, after launching an operation to regain control of the main Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan, police said.
“Afghan forces are fighting the Taliban who have taken shelter in civilian homes,” said Jamal Nasir Barakzai, a police spokesman for Kandahar Province (southern Afghanistan).
Afghan soldiers during a military mission against the Taliban in Kandahar
Citizens confirmed that the Afghan forces are deployed in the main market in the border town.
“There are violent clashes,” said one of the residents in Spin Boldak, Mohamed Daher.
And she was Taliban It had taken control of the crossing earlier this week, as part of a large-scale attack launched by the rebels in early May with the start of the exit of US forces from the country.
The border post is considered one of the most important crossing points from a strategic point of view for the Taliban, as it can be accessed directly to the Pakistani province of Balochistan, where the Taliban leadership has been based for decades and an unknown number of reserve fighters who are sent to Afghanistan to fight.