Thousands cross from Pakistan to Afghanistan during 2-day border reopening

Staff Report

PESHAWAR -- Thousands of Afghans crossed from Pakistan into Afghanistan during a two-day-long reopening of the Torkham and Chaman checkpoints, Radio Free Afghanistan (RFA) reported Tuesday (March 7).

The temporary border reopening was only for Tuesday and Wednesday (March 8).

Pakistan closed the border with Afghanistan February 16 after a spate of terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

Up to 2,000 Afghan nationals on Tuesday alone crossed into Afghanistan through the Chaman crossing, Mohammad Ali Dawary, police commissioner of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, told RFA.

RFA did not report on traffic in the other direction.

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