Taliban Claims Control of Pakistan Border Crossing

The Taliban has claimed via a spokesman account on Twitter that it has taken control of a border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Video released via a Twitter account associated with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid shows the Taliban flag flying in the town of Spin Boldak, across the border from the Pakistan town of Chaman.

The claim follows similar advances by the group along the borders with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran, in the wake of the departure from Afghanistan of US troops.

Afghan officials disputed the Taliban claim, saying state forces had pushed back.

However, Afghan news outlet Pajhwok said it had spoken to locals in Spin Boldak who said the Taliban was present. Credit: @Zabihullah via Storyful

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