Afghan Taliban occupy abandoned checkposts

The coalition forces had abandoned checkposts due to a spate of attacks.

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010, 13:59 PM IST

Islamabad: The Afghan Taliban have taken control of several key checkposts close to the Pakistan border after the coalition forces abandoned them, a media report said on Tuesday.

The News International reported that Afghan Taliban guerrillas occupied the strategically important border checkpoints at Ghakhi Pass soon after the NATO forces and the Afghan National Army vacated them.

The checkposts were abandoned due to a spate of attacks.

After seizing control of the checkposts, the Taliban fighters began patrolling the area and strengthened their position.

Sources said the coalition forces had earlier deserted seven checkposts due to the Taliban offensive.

The Afghan Taliban on Sunday had claimed to have killed two Indians and injured seven soldiers of the Afghan National Army.

IANS