Afghan Taliban criticises closure of main border crossing with Pakistan
Afghan Taliban criticises closure of main border crossing with Pakistan: The Afghan Taliban slammed the closure of its major border crossing with Pakistan this week after confrontations between security forces, claiming that the stoppage in commerce will result in significant losses for companies.
According to local sources, the major Torkham border crossing was blocked on Wednesday when Pakistani and Afghan Taliban soldiers began shooting at one other.
According to the statement, the incident began when Pakistani security forces opened fire on Afghan Taliban militants repairing an outdated military installation near the border. Pakistan’s foreign office did not react quickly to a request for comment. Hundreds of vehicles carrying products have been stopped, and businessmen have complained that commerce is being hampered.
“The closure of Torkham gate can adversely affect bilateral and regional trade, and cause trade and financial losses to the common mercantile class on both sides,” the statement stated, adding that numerous travelers were also stopped on both sides of the border. For decades, disputes over the 2,600 km (1,615 miles) boundary have been a source of conflict between the neighbors.