Thursday, June 16, 2016

Afghan - Pakistan Border Clashes Continue

VOA: Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree to Cease-fire After Deadly Border Clashes

ISLAMABAD Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed late on Wednesday to observe a cease-fire after days of deadly border skirmishes that left four soldiers dead and wounded more than 40 people, including civilians, on both sides.

Afghan and Pakistani security forces from both sides are said to have raised white flags, a common means to show surrender. The clashes occurred at the busy Torkham border crossing.

“It has been agreed but hope it holds,” Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal, Afghan ambassador to Islamabad, told VOA when it was announced a cease-fire has been agreed to. He shared no other details.

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More News On The Continuing Afghan - Pakistan Border Clashes

Pakistan, Afghan official in talks to ease border tensions -- AP
Truck queues back up after fighting closes Afghan-Pakistan border -- Reuters
More Gunfire at Pakistan-Afghan Border, Afghan Guard Killed -- AP
Border guard killed in Pakistan-Afghanistan clashes -- Al Jazeera
Afghans ready to fight Pakistan as tensions mount -- Stars and Stripes
Exclusive: Torkham clashes are Pakistan's diversion strategy, says ex-Afghan intelligence chief -- First Post
Coalition Concerned Over Afghanistan, Pakistan Border Clashes -- VOA

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