Srinagar: Pakistan temporarily reopened the two main border crossings with Afghanistan on Tuesday following the border’s closure last month amid a string of deadly militant attacks, reported Dawn.
The measure, which is to remain in place on Wednesday as well, seeks to ease tensions between the two neighbours and relieve some of the backlog of people and vehicles at the crossings.
As per the report hundreds of Afghans and Pakistanis with valid travel documents were allowed to cross through the Torkham crossing in the northwest or the Chaman in the southwest.
The two are major arteries for trade and commerce, though there are other crossings which are less in use and which will remain closed.
The reopening came a day after Pakistan said a group of militants attacked military posts after crossing over from Afghanistan into the Mohmand tribal region, triggering gun battles that killed six soldiers and 10 attackers.