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Ruzvai - Nusai border crossing reports (AF-TAJ)

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:15 am
by steven
Please post all questions and reports about the Ruzvai-Nusai border crossing and border market near Qalai Khumb below.

More info on Tajik-Afghan border crossings can be found in the border crossing articles of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Ruzvai - Nusai border crossing (and market) reports (AF-TAJ)

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:52 am
by Christian77
A few days ago the Afghan Air Force bombed Taliban positions across the river from Kalaikhumb - the main stopover for those who do Khorog-Dushanbe as a two-day drive.

Story here in Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/30325302.html

It says that locals on the Tajik side could feel the shockwaves.

I wouldn't worry too much - the Taliban are not about to do an amphibious assault across the river, and the Afghan air force should be able to handle bombing the correct side of the river. But I imagine this will make for a serious security presence in town.

The bridge has been closed for the last three months (as is the weekly bridge market), as the Taliban control the entire district outside of the district capital/center