Taliban Confirms Border Clashes with Pakistan Military in Pakita

Wednesday, 09/14/2022

Taliban confirmed that members of the group had been involved in a gunbattle with the Pakistani military in Paktia province.

Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said that the confrontation took place when Pakistani military wanted to build a check post near the Durand Line.

According to Ahmadi, their forces were shot at when they approached Pakistani forces to discuss the issue and that’s why they exchanged fire on Tuesday.

Ahmadi stressed that the Pakistani military had tried to build a checkpoint in the Dand-e-Patan area of Paktia province.

Ahmadi added that there have been casualties inflicted to the Taliban members. He emphasized that Pakistani soldiers may have suffered casualties too.

The Taliban spokesperson did not give details about the number of casualties of the Taliban forces.

Ahmadi stated that according to the laws, military posts and facilities should not be established near the Durand Line.

He said that this issue is being investigated and the Taliban will prevent the establishment of facilities near the Durand Line.

In the past year, the Taliban have had several military clashes with the Pakistani military on the border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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