Pakistan-Afghan border crossing reopens after deadly clashes



Islamabad :  Two security officials say Pakistan has reopened a main border crossing with Afghanistan that was closed earlier this week following clashes between the two sides over Pakistan’s constructing of a gate to curb illegal cross-border movement.

The official say Torkham border reopened Saturday morning and that all those crying valid travel documents are being allowed to cross.

Thousands of people have been stranded on both sides due to the border closure on Sunday, when Pakistan and Afghanistan began trading fire and two Afghan borders guards and one Pakistan army officer were killed .

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The reopening is likely to ease tension between the two countries, who have accused each other of initiating the violence.