The Road at the Center of the Struggle for Afghan Influence

  • Highway’s Face Lift Aims to Boost Pakistan, Afghanistan trade
  • Relations severely strained over continued militant attacks

Traffic travels along the Torkhum-Jalalabad highway in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Photographer: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Giant trucks thunder along the main stretch of highway that peels away from the Pakistani border, carrying cement, fruit and chemicals to the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

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