Taliban Announces Closure Of Samangan-Balkh Highway For Traffic

Monday, 04/15/2024

The Taliban announced that due to heavy rainfall and mountain slides, the Samangan-Balkh highway has been closed to traffic since Sunday night.

Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), now under Taliban control, reported, citing officials of the group in Samangan, that efforts to reopen this highway have commenced.

According to reports, severe rainfall and recent floods have resulted in significant human and economic damages.

A Taliban spokesperson for the Ministry of Disaster Management said on Monday that, due to rain and flooding in the provinces, 33 people have lost their lives and 27 have been injured. Additionally, he noted that 606 houses have been destroyed, and 200 livestock have perished.

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