Taliban insurgents are embroiled in clashes with security forces after launching an attack along the Kabul-Kandahar Highway on Tuesday, officials confirmed.
According to them the highway is closed to traffic.
The attack was launched at about 5am local time and “currently the clashes are ongoing,” according to officials.
However, the officials did not provide further details nor information on casualties.
In the meantime, trucks carrying commercial goods and cars were forced to return to Kabul.
The drivers said that they have returned "due to heavy clashes.”
The Taliban have not commented about the clashes.