Afghan troops fought the Taliban Afghan government forces fought on Friday to get back the border crossing with Pakistan from Taliban insurgents, and a Reuters news agency reported that the photographer had been killed in the area.
The Taliban crossed the Spin Boldak crossing earlier this week. On Friday, eyewitnesses on the Pakistani side of the border said they saw a fierce struggle and bodies.
Tariq Aryan, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, later tweeted that the government had regained control of Spin Boldak.
Afghan troops fought the Taliban According to Reuters, the Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with Afghan special forces, was killed when commandos tried to take back Spin Boldak.
According to the agency, Siddiqui and one senior Afghan official were killed as he described the Taliban crossfire. “We are working with regional authorities to get more information urgently,” Reuters President Michael Friedenberg and editor-in-chief Alessandra Galney said in a statement.
Siddiqui was an Indian citizen. Afghan Ambassador to India Farid Mamundje tweeted his condolences.
The Taliban has crossed dozens of territories in Afghanistan after 20 years of military presence as the final phase of the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops begins. According to the United States, the difference is 95 percent.
Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, confirmed the battle of Spin Boldak. The Associated Press also found footage of militants, apparently from the Taliban, being treated at a hospital in the Pakistani border town of Chaman.
Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are full of doubts. Afghanistan regularly accuses Pakistan of the Afghan Taliban port, whose director is headquartered in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province. Unlike Spin Boldak, the Chaman border is also in the province of Balochistan.
Afghanistan and the United States have been criticized in the past for allowing Pakistani Taliban fighters to come to Pakistan for treatment. About 2 million Afghan refugees also live in Pakistan and have fled their homeland for years.
Pakistan has influenced the Taliban to put pressure on the rebels to negotiate with the US and Afghan governments.
In the latest round of allegations, Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh tweeted that the Pakistani air force had warned the Afghan army and air force of an attempt to try to remove the Taliban from Spin Boldak, an accusation Pakistan dismissed.
In response, Pakistan issued a statement saying 40 Afghan troops had crossed the Pakistani border earlier this week during the Taliban.
The statement noted that Pakistan also provided logical support to Afghan security forces, including Afghan security forces.Afghan troops fought the Taliba