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Torkham border reopens after five days

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LANDI KOTAL: Pakistan and Afghanistan authorities have reopened the Torkham border for all kinds of traffic this morning after successful negotiations, Foreign Office said Saturday.

The border was closed for traffic for five days when the situation started to become intense on Sunday after two sides exchanged fire over the contentious border fencing issue.

A Pakistani Army Major, Major Ali Jawad Changezi lost his life in the firing. Several security personnel and civilians were also injured.

Earlier, a curfew had been imposed in Torkham and Landikotal after the border firing incident.

Pakistan informed Afghan authorities to provide the proper documents of the Afghan refugees entering Pakistan through Torkham crossing point. Pakistan also took strict measures and decided not to allow any Afghan national to enter in Pakistan without proper travel documents.