Taliban claims control over key Afghan-Pakistan border crossings

The Afghan Taliban claimed to have taken control over key Afghan-Pakistan border crossings. Pakistan has closed its Friendship Gate crossing at the Chaman border with Afghanistan. The Taliban released video footage of a white flag fluttering above the Friendship Gate in the Afghan town of Wesh. Additionally, it connects Chaman, Balochistan, with Afghanistan through the Spin Boldak crossing point.

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The Afghan Taliban also seized more than 2 billion Pakistani rupees from Afghan forces. Afghan forces got the money from smugglers, reports say. The Afghan intelligence agency NDS and the Indian intelligence agency RAW used the seized money to support terrorist groups in Pakistan. RAW and NDS are allegedly using the same money in Pakistan to stoke sedition.

Source: Reuters