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Construction work on Torkham border gate completes

Construction work on Torkham border gate completes

A view of newly constructed gate at Torkham border. - Photo by Mehrab Afridi

July 28, 2016

TORKHAM, 28 July: Construction work on gate on Pakistani side of the Pak-Afghan border in Torkham has been completed.

The political administration has deployed additional troops at the border gate to ensure foolproof security. Torkham Tehsildar Ghuncha said security has been increased at the gate over the special instructions of the political agent. He said besides Frontier Corps and Khassadar Force personnel, 10 trained personnel of Levies Force have also been deployed at the border gate. He said the inauguration ceremony of the gate will be held on 1 August.

The Pakistani and Afghan forces exchanged heavy fire and casualties were reported from both sides after tension surfaced on construction of the gate by Pakistan two months ago.


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