Pakistan shuts border crossing with Afghanistan

(VOVworld) - Pakistan has closed one of its main border point with Afghanistan after a group of Afghans staged a protest and tried to attack the crossing in the troubled Balochistan province.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attends Afghan Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2016. (Source: Reuters)

An official said a large number of people had gathered near Friendship Gate at Chaman in Balochistan to celebrate Afghanistan’s national day on Friday. During the event, some Afghans attacked the gate and burnt a Pakistani flag in the evening, prompting authorities to deploy additional security troops and shut down the gate for indefinite period. Pakistan had closed Torkham border crossing in the north-west region in June after deadly clashes with Afghan forces. It was later reopened after talks between high officials of the two countries.