Taliban claim Afghan border crossing with Pakistan in major gain

Militants say they have made what could be their most significant advance in a nationwide offensive

Taliban fighters said on Wednesday that they had taken control of one of Afghanistan’s main border crossings with Pakistan, perhaps their most strategic gain so far in a rapid advance across the country as US forces pull out.

A Pakistani official said fighters had taken down the Afghan government flag at the Spin Boldak crossing between the Pakistani town of Chaman and the Afghan town of Wesh.

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