Afghanistan Taliban: Taliban captures Tajikistan border in Afghanistan, biggest action after US troops leave country
The Taliban have captured the main border with Tajikistan in Afghanistan. Officials say the security forces have abandoned their posts and some fled across the border. Northern Sheer Khan Bandar in Afghanistan is about 50 kilometers from the city of Kunduz and is the first major area to be taken over by the Taliban since the US military pulled out.
Khaliddin Haqmi, a member of the Kunduz Provincial Council, said: “Unfortunately in the morning after an hour of fighting, the Taliban captured the Sheer Khan port and the city and check posts on the border with Tajikistan.” At the same time, an army official has told that they were forced to leave the check post on the border and some soldiers crossed the border to Tajikistan. By morning Taliban fighters were everywhere.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also confirmed that its fighters had captured the crossing across the Pienz River. The Mujahideen have complete control over all border crossings near Shir Khan Bunder and Tajikistan.
Since the withdrawal of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan began on May 1, the Taliban have taken control of many districts. Located on the northern outskirts of Afghanistan, the Imam Sahib of northern Kunduz shares a border with Tajikistan and is an important supply route to Central Asia. Provincial police spokesman Inamuddin Rahmani said police and Afghan National Army soldiers tried to protect the district.
He said it was not immediately known how many security personnel were killed or how many Taliban fighters were killed during the defense of the city. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed that the Imam Sahib district is now under Taliban control and “we have heard that many soldiers have surrendered to the Taliban”. has gone. These include Achin next to Imam Sahib.
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