- Pakistani army fencing its border with Afghanistan
- Taliban fighters oppose the fencing, hindered the work
- Officials said – although relations are good but tension is coming on the border
Pakistan Army is fencing its border with Afghanistan. In the past, some Taliban fighters obstructed this work of the Pakistan Army and stopped them from doing so. Afghan officials have given this information on Wednesday. Even after Kabul’s protest, Pakistan has wired most of the 2600 km border. Refugees and infiltrators coming from Afghanistan are a big problem for Pakistan.
Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Inayatullah Khawarzami said Taliban forces prevented Pakistani forces from erecting an “illegal” border fence in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported. However, he did not pay attention to the incident and said that everything is normal now. In some videos shared on social media, Taliban fighters can be seen carrying barbed wire.
Pakistan-Taliban soldiers came face to face on the border
A senior Taliban official told Pakistan soldiers stationed at security posts not to try to fence the border again. However, no one has confirmed these videos. Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said they were investigating the incident. The Taliban and the Pakistani army have now come face to face on the border. According to two Taliban officials, the situation remains “tense”.
The rift between ‘friendship’
He said after the incident, mortars were fired from across the border from Pakistani territory on Wednesday, which fell in Kunar province of Afghanistan, which borders the border. Pakistani officials said Afghan military helicopters could be seen patrolling the area. The border fence between the US-backed Afghan governments and Pakistan was one of the main causes of tension before 15 August 2021. The Taliban and Pakistan have “strong ties” but the current situation has led to tensions.