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Pakistan closes Torkham crossing due to security reasons

Pakistan closes Torkham crossing due to security reasons

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Feb 17, 2017 - 11:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon on Friday closed Torkham crossing in the aftermath of recent blast at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh province in which 70 people were killed and over hundred wounded, a media report said on Friday.

The government has decided to seal Torkham border crossing with Afghanistaninfo-icon for an indefinite period, Dawn News reported.

According to the officials of political administration, the Pak-Afghan border crossing at Torkham has been sealed for all kinds of communication due to security concerns.

“The border crossing will stay closed till further notice and all kinds of trade and commercial activities will remain suspended,” the officials said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani military's spokesperson also confirmed the development through a tweet.

“Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed with immediate effects till further orders due to security reasons,” said Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor.

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