Afghan Security forces have yet again taken control of the Kabul-Kandahar highway and opened it for traffic. Taliban militants had closed it earlier on Friday, leaving hundreds of vehicles stuck and thousands of people stranded.
The highway siege came as the Taliban withdrew from the northern city of Kunduz after weeks of intense fighting against Afghan troops backed by US airstrikes.
The highway connects the major Afghan cities of Kabul and Kandahar to many parts of the country and its blockade badly hurts economic activities in Afghanistan.
In a week’s time, highway’s control went from the Afghan security forces to Taliban and back to the security forces several times. While in control of the road, Taliban blew up some bridges and set up landmines along the way. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE