Turghundi border reopened

Turghundi border in Herat was reopened, officials at Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment said today, July 25.  

Mohammad Rafi Rahmani, the chamber’s executive director, told Kabul Now that 300 trucks loaded with wheat, petroleum, chemical fertilizers, and 100 vehicles were stopped at the customs office.  

Nearly 15 trucks loaded with petroleum and gas entered the Turghundi custom. The remaining truck loaded with goods will enter the custom by tomorrow.

In the meantime, Abdul Zahir Rahimi, head of Herat’s bakers’ union, shared his concerns about the shortage of flour in the city due to the closure of the Turghundi customs.

He said that most bakeries in the city are running out of flour.

It has been more than two weeks since the Taliban’s overrun of Islam Qala and Turghundi customs in Herat. Local officials claim clearing operations will be launched soon.

Turghundi is a trade point between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.