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Pakistan to open two Afghan border crossings closed in wake of attacks

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry Said The Torkham And Chaman Crossings Will Be Open Tuesday And Wednesday.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Mar 2017, 07:27:44 AM
Security personnel secure a site of a bomb attack along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. (File Photo)


Pakistan says it will temporarily open two border crossings with Afghanistan that were closed after a string of militant attacks. 

Pakistan's foreign ministry said the Torkham and Chaman crossings will be open Tuesday and Wednesday. 

It said that Afghans with valid visas will be allowed to return home, as will Pakistanis who travelled to Afghanistan with valid visas. 

Pakistan shut the two main crossings with Afghanistan three weeks ago after a wave of suicide bombings that authorities said was linked to a group operating on the other side of the border.

The two countries have long accused each other of ignoring militants that operate along the porous frontier.

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First Published : 07 Mar 2017, 07:14:00 AM

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