The Taliban on Tuesday seized control of Afghanistan’s strategically important transit port of Shir Khan Bander in the city of Kunduz, situated at the northeastern border with Tajikistan, after over 48 hours of fighting during which the insurgents have overrun large part of the province2021-04-17T00:47:09.956Z.
“We lost Shir Khan portA tale of two pandemics: Canada largely dodged America, the main trade hub and customs of Kunduz province to the Taliban and the security forces retreated back,” a provincial council member told EFE on the condition of anonymity.
At least two witnesses who work at the inland port confirmed to EFE that the Taliban had overrun the premises Tuesday morning.
The Shir Khan port is situated at the border with Tajikistan and is one of the eight main transit ports in Afghanistant need to isolate, contributing significantly to the country’s international trade and income.
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