Afghanistan, Pakistan To Hold Talks Over Durand Line Tomorrow: Report


Kabul: Afghan Taliban and Pakistani officials will hold a meeting on Monday in Afghanistan's Torkham over trade flows and people's movement across the Durand Line, according to local media.

Heading a high-level delegation, Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood will hold talks with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's commerce minister, Pajhwok Afghan News reported today.

Pakistan's Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq and National Security Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf will also accompany Razak Dawood.

This information was shared at a meeting of the Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC), Pajhwok Afghan News said citing an official statement.

Recently, Durand Line in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar has witnessed a fight between Taliban and Pakistani forces, leaving 20 injured and 3 killed during the face-off.

So far, 20 civilians have been injured and three killed in the incident.

Taking to Twitter Asvaka News said, "Fighting has been raging in the Spin Boldak district of #Kandahar between #Taliban & #Paki forces on the #Durand Line since this afternoon. 20 civilians injured & three killed so far. Civilians have fled their homes near the Durand Line."

According to the sources in Kandahar, Pakistani border guards beat an Afghan child at the Spin Boldak Gate and Afghan security forces opened fire on Pakistani border guards in the area. The incident took place afternoon on Thursday, after which the gate was closed to traffic.