Afghanistan asks Pakistan to re-open border

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Afghanistan has asked Pakistan to re-open the border crossing between the two nations, SAMAA reported Wednesday (March 1).

Afghan Deputy Chief of Army Staff Gen. Murad Ali Murad made the request to Pakistani Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain during a Kabul meeting Monday (February 27), according to a statement issued Wednesday (March 1).

The Afghan people are suffering from the border closure, said Murad, who promised to act against terrorists on the basis of shared intelligence.

Hussain promised to transmit the request to Islamabad.

Pakistan shut down the border February 16 after a suicide bombing in Sindh Province killed 95 Sufi devotees.

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