Torkham crossing set to reopen Friday, Taliban confirms

Taliban officials in Nangarhar province have confirmed that the Torkham border crossing, the primary link between Afghanistan and Pakistan, will reopen to all forms of traffic on Friday morning.

As per a statement from the Taliban’s Information and Culture Director in Nangarhar, the reopening of the Torkham crossing is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Friday, September 15.

Tensions flared on September 4, resulting in clashes between Taliban forces and Pakistani counterparts near the Torkham crossing. This confrontation led to the loss of five lives, including four Afghan civilians and a Taliban member.

The border closure had adverse repercussions, stranding numerous trucks on both sides of the crossing and inflicting significant economic losses on traders.