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Pakistan-Afghanistan border opens after a month of closure

AP  |  Peshawar 

A Pakistani border official says hundreds of trucks have crossed into from after the border reopened for the first time in more than a month, ending the protracted closure of one South Asia's busiest trade routes.

Fayaz Khan at Pakistan's Torkham border crossing says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's order to open the border was received yesterday. He says that as a result, the border opened for business at 7 am today.

The long-stranded convoy of trucks that stretched for miles on either side began to move.

closed the border in mid-February, following a string of militant attacks that has blamed on militants hiding in

and often accuse the other of harbouring militants.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 14:28 IST