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Thousands cross border after Spin Boldak opens for one day only

Spin Boldak border crossing opened on Saturday amid tight security, allowing thousands of Afghans and Pakistanis to cross into their home countries.
Thousands cross border after Spin Boldak opens for one day only
Officials opened the border crossing for one day, after having closed it early this month following heightened tension between the security forces in the area. 
One official at the border crossing told Pakistan’s Dawn News on Saturday night that “over 15,000 people, including women and children, crossed into their countries smoothly and amid tight security arrangements.” 
Tensions boiled over on July 31 when at least nine civilians were killed and 50 others wounded in Pakistani forces’ artillery attacks, the Afghan Defense Ministry said at the time. 
On Thursday, hundreds of Afghans staged a protest in Spin Boldak district, in Kandahar, to condemn the incident.
 
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Sunday 9 August 2020 10:43
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