Watch: Taliban uproots fence on Afghan border, threatens Pakistan Army

Kabul: Despite being funded and supported by the Pakistan Army, the Afghan Taliban has steadfastly refused to accept the Durand Line which separates Afghanistan from the Pashtun-dominated regions of Pakistan.

The Taliban has destroyed the barbed wire erected by the Pakistan Army at several places along the Durand Line – the current border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A video has emerged on social media platform Twitter showing Taliban fighters removing the fencing put up by the Pakistan Army on the Durand Line in the Chaar Borjaaak district of Nimroz province in Afghanistan.

“Pakistani forces wanted to do fencing in Chaar Borjaaak district, Nimroz province in Western Afghanistan. Taliban soldiers were dispatched to the area and Pakistani forces fled the area and left behind equipments,” Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary, who shared the video on his Twitter account, wrote in the caption.

Earlier this month, the Taliban had destroyed the barbed wire erected by Pakistani forces on Durand Line in the Gushta district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province

According to Khaama Press, the barbed wire was destroyed and brought to Afghanistan after Pakistan security forces attempted to erect and widen it.

Doctor Bashir, the provincial head of the General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) was leading the operation in the bordering district of Gushta.

Khaama Press also said citing reports that Pakistani forces launched artilleries on Kunar province on Monday night after the incident.

Pakistan has nearly completed erecting a barbed wire fence along the entire Durand Line that stretches approximately 2,400 km between Pakistan and Afghanistan, it added.

first published:Dec. 31, 2021, 4:45 p.m.

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