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Torkham crossing remains closed on second day after Pak-Afghan border blasts

September 16, 2017 5:34 AM
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JAMRUD: The Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Torkham remained closed on the second day after two blasts on Friday hit close to the border in Khyber Agency.

At least five security personnel and two Afghans were injured in the blast. The injured were shifted to CMH Landikotal, security officials had confirmed.

The incident came a day after Pakistan and Afghanistan held meetings at the Ministry of Defence in Kabul.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations on Thursday, the six-member Pakistan military delegation, headed by DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, held a bilateral meeting where important issues such as cross-border fire and attacks, counter terrorism, coordinated actions on the respective sides along the border and exchange of detainees were discussed.

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