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'Islamic Emirate' Forces on Video Destroy Durand Line Fencing

A video on social media appears to show Islamic Emirate forces destroying fencing built by the Pakistani military along the Durand Line.

The force members on the video warn the Pakistani military to stop building fences or they will face dangerous consequences. 

The video also indicates that the fencing along the Durand Line has caused a clash between the two sides.  

“It was the 26th of Qaws (Afghan calendar), the Mujahedeen went for them. The coward Pakistani militia fled. We have brought back all the equipment from them," said a force member who appears on the video.  

Clashes have reportedly erupted between Islamic Emirate forces and Pakistani border guards along the line in the eastern provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar.  

“If the Taliban--as a government--really wants to solve this issue, it should make its stance known on a national and international level: does it want Attock (city under Pakistan control on the other side of the Durand Line) or not?” said Aziz Marij, a former diplomat.  

The Islamic Emirate has yet to make any official remark about the videos but said that such disputes should be solved via negotiations.  

“We are trying to solve all the problems via negotiations and to prevent the chance of another dispute or conflict,’ said Inamullah Samangani.  

The Durand Line has been a controversial issue between Afghanistan and Pakistan for decades. Even though the former government reacted to the fencing by the Pakistani military, Islamabad continued fencing the line.  

'Islamic Emirate' Forces on Video Destroy Durand Line Fencing

The video also indicates that the fencing along the Durand Line has caused a clash between the two sides.  

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A video on social media appears to show Islamic Emirate forces destroying fencing built by the Pakistani military along the Durand Line.

The force members on the video warn the Pakistani military to stop building fences or they will face dangerous consequences. 

The video also indicates that the fencing along the Durand Line has caused a clash between the two sides.  

“It was the 26th of Qaws (Afghan calendar), the Mujahedeen went for them. The coward Pakistani militia fled. We have brought back all the equipment from them," said a force member who appears on the video.  

Clashes have reportedly erupted between Islamic Emirate forces and Pakistani border guards along the line in the eastern provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar.  

“If the Taliban--as a government--really wants to solve this issue, it should make its stance known on a national and international level: does it want Attock (city under Pakistan control on the other side of the Durand Line) or not?” said Aziz Marij, a former diplomat.  

The Islamic Emirate has yet to make any official remark about the videos but said that such disputes should be solved via negotiations.  

“We are trying to solve all the problems via negotiations and to prevent the chance of another dispute or conflict,’ said Inamullah Samangani.  

The Durand Line has been a controversial issue between Afghanistan and Pakistan for decades. Even though the former government reacted to the fencing by the Pakistani military, Islamabad continued fencing the line.  

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