Traffic Jam On Baghlan-Samangan Highway As Taliban Torch 2 Oil Tankers

Taliban members torched two oil tankers and clashed with security forces along the Baghlan-Samangan highway near Pul-e-Khumri, said the Baghlan Police.

Ahmad Javid Besharat, spokesperson for Baghlan Police, said the incident took place on Thursday, near the Bagh-e-Shamal area in the provincial capital.

The clashes also caused traffic to halt along the highway, with social media photos showing drivers waiting.

Four Taliban fighters were killed and two others were injured in the clash, and no casualties were reported among the security forces.

Local media also reported that the Taliban hijacked seven oil tankers along with their drivers. However, Besharat did not confirm this report.

Taliban has yet to comment on the incident.

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