Taliban, Pakistani military in border clash

"The incident occurred due to misunderstanding, no one was injured," the commander was quoted as saying by Sputnik news agnecy.
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KABUL: An armed clash occurred between the Taliban and the Pakistani military at a border crossing in the area of Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, the commander of the district's security forces, Mohammad Mahmoud, said on Sunday.

"The incident occurred due to misunderstanding, no one was injured," the commander was quoted as saying by Sputnik news agnecy.

A border clash between two sides at the Spin Boldak-Chaman crossing left one Pakistani border guard dead, Gandhara news outlet reported.

The Chaman-Spin Boldak crossing is approximately 100 km southeast of Kandahar city, Afghanistan, and about 100 km northwest of Quetta, Pakistan.

The clash took place early on Sunday and resulted in the closure of the crossing, according to media reports. Scores of people travel through the crossing daily, making it the key trading point.

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August last year, triggering the collapse of the US-backed government and accelerating Washington's troop pullout.

In September of that year, the group set up a new government, led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund. Mohammad Akhund served as the foreign minister during previous Taliban rule and has been under UN sanctions since 2001.

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