Border Crossfire Between Taliban and Pakistani Forces Leaves Woman Dead

At least a woman was killed in border crossfires between the Taliban and Pakistani forces in the Spin Boldak border town of the southern Kandahar province. Pakistani forces started the cross-border shelling yesterday evening, October 19, sources confirmed.

A source in Spin Boldak border town confirmed to Kabul Now that the latest skirmish happened this morning, Thursday, October 20. The two sides also used heavy weaponry, mostly mortar shelling, in cross-border fires, the source added.

Pakistani forces started the cross-border shelling on Wednesday, October 19, and continued it until today’s morning, according to the source.

Spin Boldak border-crossing was closed for a while and a sub-border passing is still closed as a result of the border crossfire between the two sides.

A Taliban border official confirmed the skirmish, adding that Pakistan forces have shelled Afghanistan with mortars four times as yet. The Taliban forces also responded with cross-border shelling, he added.

He said that there is no Taliban casualty but a woman was killed as a result of the cross-border fires by Pakistani forces. Since their return to power in August 2021, the Taliban have engaged in many border skirmishes with Pakistan, Iran, and other neighboring countries.