Pakistan shuts border with Afghanistan after two-day opening

09 Mar, 2017 12:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Authorities have on Thursday again closed the two main border crossings to Afghanistan after a two-day opening.

The crossings were initially closed after a string of militant attacks in Pakistan last month killed more than 100 people.

Islamabad had accused Kabul of failing to take action against militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan’s border regions.

Border management officials said that the Torkham and Chaman crossings would be shut indefinitely.

The crossings are major arteries for trade and commerce between the two neighbors.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have long accused each other of failing to combat extremists who operate along the porous frontier between the two nations.

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