Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on ceasefire at Torkham border

Reconstruction works have been started to fix destruction of Torkhan border gate; white flags raise across the border


News Desk June 15, 2016
Reconstruction works have been started to fix the destruction of Torkhan border gate. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Army and Afghan forces have halted firing across the border, reaching a ceasefire at the Torkham border, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The forces from both sides have raised white flags giving a sign of peace and ceasefire, sources said.

Meanwhile, the reconstruction works have already been started to fix the destruction of Torkhan border gate.

Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on ceasefire along Torkham border: Abdullah Abdullah

Earlier during the day, Pakistani Army fired heavy artillery at Afghan forces at their main Khyber Pass border crossing, an escalation after days of clashes that have killed four people and stranded thousands on both sides.

Relations between the US allies have never been close but have been strained over the past 15 years by Afghan accusations that Pakistan supports the Taliban who are fighting to unseat the US-backed government in Kabul.

However, the government in Islamabad and the military deny the claim.

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Spooky | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend The work on the gate or gates must carry on and may be name after Martyr Maj Chengazi. Next time if Afghani attack then Pakistan may go on offensive combat operation instead of defensive. Jalalabad is part of Khyber agency just occupied the are and join it with Khyber, Dismantle the Afghan authority. Its law less area for Afghanistan. If any referendum are taken in the area they will happily join KP any way. Raising the the Duran line issue don,t mean they stand for any geographical change that mean to live with Pakistan.
Forget it | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Malakand: "Travel documents for Pashtuns are not required and no government will be allowed to ask for travel documents from Pashtuns visiting their relatives on either side of the so called international border. This time around we might require travel documents. We should have done that a long time ago.
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