Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing after deadly clash
Pakistan reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for hours. The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was reopened on “humanitarian grounds” after Afghan officials submitted a request, according to a statement by the Pakistani military. “It has been agreed upon by Pakistan authorities that [a] ceasefire shall continue to be maintained and no border violation will be acceptable”, the statement said, noting that Pakistani troops will maintain positions along the border. Zia Durani, police spokesman for Kandahar province, said the crossing had reopened after several days of negotiations.