Taliban officials in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan say that the Pakistani army and the Taliban forces engaged in an armed clash in the province along the Durand line.

According to Najibullah Hanif, the Taliban’s Head of Information and Culture Department in Kunar province, there were no casualties and the situation is now resolved.

Taliban official, Hanif, stated that the incident occurred because the Pakistani military planned to construct a post and put up barbed wire in the Bain-e-Shahi region of Dangam district in Kunar province close to the Durand Line.

Locals in Kunar province, on the other hand, said that the skirmish went on until 10:00 PM and that both sides utilized light and heavy weapons.

After the clash, Najibullah Hanif stated that Pakistani forces fired mortar shells, attacking various areas in the Dangam district.

The Taliban forces have repeatedly started severe armed clashes with the neighboring nations since assuming control in mid-August of last year, especially near the borders with Tajikistan, Iran, and Pakistan.

Author

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