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Key Border Crossing Between Pakistan And Afghanistan Reopens After Clashes


A deadly shooting on November 13 shuttered the border, which is also known as Friendship Gate.

Pakistan has reopened the key Chaman-Spin Boldak border crossing with Afghanistan, which was blocked more than a week ago amid clashes between the two countries. The reopening came after Abdul Hameed Zohri, the deputy commissioner of Chaman in Pakistan, said that Taliban leaders in Afghanistan promised to arrest and punish the attackers of a Pakistani soldier killed in the violence. The two countries share a 2,500-kilometer border known as the Durand Line, which Pakistan considers to be an international border. Afghanistan rejects the colonial-era border, which was created in 1893. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, click here.