Border between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains closed -

Border between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains closed

U.S. apology for attack on Pakistani soldiers has not yet prompted a reopening


Pakistan has not yet decided when it will reopen a key border crossing used by NATO to ship supplies to Afghanistan. Though a U.S. apology for a helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers was expected to prompt the reopening, a Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman said authorities were still evaluating the situation and would make a decision “in due course.” Immediately following the attack, in which American helicopters mistook Pakistani soldiers for insurgents, Pakistan closed the Torkham border crossing along the famed Khyber Pass. This has left NATO supply convoys, and hundreds of trucks stranded alongside the country’s highways or stuck in traffic on the way to the one route into Afghanistan that has remained open.

Associated Press

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