Afghan Taliban close border with Pakistan

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 Afghan Taliban closed border with Pakistan

Taliban authorities have closed the main border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, an Afghan official said on Monday, and local residents reported the sound of gunfire on Monday morning near the normally busy border transit point, Reuters reported.

A spokesman for the provincial Taliban news agency said the Torkham border crossing near the Khyber Pass was closed to all cargo and travelers on Sunday evening.

sick people and passengers”, — said Siddiqullah Quraishi, head of information for the Afghan Nangahar province, explaining the reasons for the closure.

He did not elaborate on the problems, but said the two sides had been talking to try to find a solution and denied there were any – or violent clashes, saying the situation was under control.

Two Pakistani security officials in the region confirmed that the border had been closed and gunfire had erupted.

Disputes related to The 2,600 km border has been a bone of contention between neighbors for decades.

The Torkham border crossing is the main landlocked transit point for travelers and goods between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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