Pak-Afghan border at Torkham, Chaman closed after terror attacks
Feb 17 2017 by Desiree Burns
Pakistan Army on Friday asked Kabul to hand over 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The security officials believe that militant groups now operate from the Afghanistan border region to launch attacks in Pakistan.
According to reports, the border crossing has been sealed for all kinds of trade and commercial activities due to security concerns, Pakistani news website Dawn reported.
The recent attack at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar killed 74 devotees while injured 250 others.pakistan has closed Pak-Afghan border at Torkham for indefinite period.
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"Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Afghanistan was urged to take urgent measures to eliminate the terrorists and their sanctuaries, financiers, and handlers operating from its territory", said the press release.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
The military also confirmed the development in a tweet: "Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed with immediate effect till further notice".