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Posted on Oct 9, 2010
AP / Mohammad Sajjad

Afghanistan-bound NATO vehicles parked at the Pakistani border town of Torkham on Wednesday.

After back-and-forth bickering between NATO and Pakistan—and a stream of militant attacks on supply tankers stopped at the border—Pakistan has said it will reopen a key border crossing for NATO supplies entering Afghanistan.

Pakistan closed the border after a NATO airstrike killed two Pakistani soldiers. And militants have taken advantage of the closure to launch attacks on fuel and supply trucks headed to Afghanistan. —JCL

The Associated Press:

Pakistan says it will re-open a key border crossing used to ferry supplies to NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan “with immediate effect.”

It wasn’t yet clear if trucks could immediately start crossing the border Saturday, because technical and coordination issues may have to be resolved first.

Pakistan closed the northwest crossing at Torkham on Sept. 30, the same day a NATO airstrike killed two Pakistani soldiers along the border. The U.S. has apologized for that strike.

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