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Published: Tue, March 07, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Border crossing at Torkham, Chaman to be opened: FO


The attack started Sunday and continued into Monday, Durrani said, adding that at least six police officers have been killed and around 15 wounded.

Pakistan said that the recent terror attacks in the country were counducted by terrorists present on Afghan soil.

While talking in Dunya News programme "Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath", Khawaja Asif told that despite their honest wishes, Afghanistan was not cooperating like a neighbouring country.

It said today that Afghans with valid visas will be allowed to return home, as will Pakistanis who travelled to Afghanistan with valid visas. Pakistani officials including the military high-ups blamed the attacks on "Afghanistan-based terrorists". Due to the current rise in the wave of terrorism across Pakistan, the government has closed down Pak-Afghan boarder for unidentified period; Pak-Afghan border has been closed down in Turkhum area in Khyber agency, Angore Adha in South Waziristan and Chaman area in Baluchistan.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry summoned the deputy head of the Afghan embassy in Islamabad to lodge a "strong protest" over the deadly incident.

The Inter Services Public Relations, media wing of Pakistani military, claimed that the soldiers were killed after a group of insurgents opened fire on a number of check posts from the other side of the line.

Pakistani soldiers stand guard at the entrance of a local hospital in the town of Sehwan, on February 17, 2017, a day after a bomb attack hit the 13th century Muslim Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh Province, some 200 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital Karachi.

Last month, both countries exchanged lists of fighters they believed to be hiding in each other's territory, demanding action be taken against them.

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