Pakistan reopens border with Afghanistan: officials

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/16 20:15:59

Pakistan on Saturday reopened its border with Afghanistan a day after a hand grenade attack injured at least eight security personnel, officials said.

The border of Torkham, one of the major crossing points, was immediately closed after an unidentified man from the Afghan side lobbed a grenade at the security men guarding the border on Friday.

Hundreds of people as well as vehicles carrying transit goods were stuck up on both sides of the border, according to the locals.

Pakistani and Afghan officials met Saturday afternoon and agreed to reopen the border, allowing stranded people and vehicles to cross the border, a senior official Niaz Muhammad Swati told reporters in the region.

No group claimed responsibility for the Friday's attack.

Pakistan has stepped up security along the border after the grenade attack and allows Afghan nationals to enter after thorough checking.

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