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Taliban capture major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan

The Taliban militant group captured major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan in a sweeping offensive across northern Afghanistan, officials said. The militants say they seized two key border towns – Islam Qala near Iran, and Torghundi bordering Turkmenistan. Video footage appeared to show Taliban forces taking down the Afghan flag from the roof of […]

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Dozens injured in massive fire at customs post on Iran-Afghanistan border

A massive blaze engulfed a customs post in Afghanistan on Saturday after fuel trucks caught fire, injuring at least 60 people. Iranian authorities sent fire engines and ambulances from across the border. Scores of local residents battled to control the blaze in the border town of Islam Qala, which initial reports said had started after […]