The Panjshir highway has been closed to traffic due to a landslide, according to the Taliban’s Public Works Directorate for Panjshir.

According to Bakhtar News Agency, a mountain landslide happened in the Pashghur area of Khenj district of Panjshir public highway on Wednesday, June the 15th, citing the Taliban’s Directorate of Public Works.

Officials say the Public Works Directorate’s operational and technical teams have started working on reopening the route to the public.

Meanwhile, the governor’s communication and press office in Panjshir province stated in a statement that it has directed respective departments to take action and reopen the highway to traffic as quickly as possible.

Earlier this month, a landslide in Yawan district of Badakhshan province killed four miners, who were digging in a gold mine in the province. They were trapped inside the mine.

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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).