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Pakistan reopened the busy Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for traffic Saturday, a week after deadly clashes between the two countries prompted the closure, stranding thousands of travelers and trade convoys on both sides.
Pakistani officials say Afghans with valid travel documents are being allowed to cross while trucks carrying trading goods have also resumed their cross-border journey.
The border skirmishes erupted over Pakistan’s construction of a gate to prevent terrorist and other illegal movement. Afghan authorities insisted the construction was taking place in a disputed territory and violated mutual understandings.
Islamabad rejected the allegations, saying the facility was being built 37 meters inside Pakistan.
Officials say the gunfire left at least four soldiers dead and more than 40 people wounded, including civilians, on both sides.