Taliban insurgents destroyed a 600-meters stretch of the Ghazni-Paktika highway in Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, officials said.

A spokesman for the Ghazni governor, Wahidullah Jumazada, told Khaama Press that the Taliban had destroyed the 600 meters Ghazni-Paktika highway in the Khan-e-Baba area of ​​Andar district two days ago.

He added that the Taliban had destroyed the road with tractors, making it difficult for the people of Ghazni and Paktika to trek.

Jumazada said, this is not the first time the Taliban had damaged public facilities, but that they had previously destroyed seven kilometers of the Ghazni-Paktika highway through machinery.

The Taliban have not yet commented on their hostility against the highway.