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Taliban claims to control key Afghan border crossing with Pakistan

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KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban fighters on Wednesday said they have gained control over an important trade route linking Pakistan with southern Afghanistan, hours after Afghan forces surrendered the critical transit point to the Islamist hardline insurgent group. Afghan government officials were not immediately available to confirm the fall of a town in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province situated next to the Durand Line border with Pakistan. “The Mujahideen have captured an important border town called Wesh in Kandahar, ” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesperson in a statement. “With …

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