Monday, June 20, 2016

Pakistan And Afghanistan Fail To Reach A Border Deal After Deadly Clashes

A Pakistani soldier stands guard as a truck enters Pakistan from Afghanistan at the border crossing in Torkham on June 18, 2016. (AFP photo)

Reuters: Pakistan, Afghanistan fail to reach border deal after deadly clashes

Pakistan and Afghanistan failed to reach an agreement on border management in talks on Monday, officials said, after days of clashes at the border last week left four dead and thousands stranded.

Fighting broke out when Pakistan started building a barrier at the crossing to stop Islamist militants crossing over from Afghanistan.

That plan angered Afghanistan, which rejects the colonial-era Durand Line border drawn up in 1893 and objects to Pakistan building checkpoints along the disputed boundary.

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Update: Pakistan Afghanistan Discuss Border Tensions After Clashes (AP)

WNU Editor: This failure to resolve their differences will probably result in more of this .... Border Clashes Between Afghanistan - Pakistan Continue After A Ceasefire Has Been Agreed Upon (June 13, 2016).

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