Defense

Absolute lie: Afganistan on Taliban’s claim of controlling 90% of borders

Kabul, Afghanistan. July 23

The Taliban’s claim to hold 90 per cent of Afghanistan’s borders is an “absolute lie,” the defence ministry said Friday, insisting government forces were in control of the frontiers.

“It is baseless propaganda,” deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Defence Fawad Aman told AFP, a day after the insurgents made the claim, which was not possible to independently verify.

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