According to local Taliban officials in Nimruz province in southwestern Afghanistan, travelers will once again be able to cross the Afghan-Iranian border at the Abresham crossing starting from Monday, July 18th, after a gap of about two weeks.

According to Mufti Habibullah Elham, the Taliban’s head of Information and Culture in Nimruz province, Abresham crossing aka the Silk Bridge was reopened for traffic yesterday, Monday 18th July.

Mufti Elham says that Taliban officials had spoken with Iranian officials regarding the reopening of the border crossing at the Silk Bridge.

Following a skirmish between Taliban forces and Iranian border guards, the Silk Bridge on the Afghan–Iranian border was closed down two weeks ago.

With the Silk Bridge now operational, Afghan citizens who would like to travel to Iran legally could choose this route as thousands of people cross the border through the Silk Bridge.

Along with the Islam Qala crossing, which is located on the Afghan-Iranian border, the Silk crossing is important for those intending to exit Afghanistan.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).