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Pakistan reopens border with Afghanistan shut over shooting

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan says it has reopened its key Chaman border crossing with landlocked Afghanistan for trade and pedestrian movement. Monday’s reopening came a week after Pakistan shut the crossing when an Afghan gunman shot and killed a Pakistani soldier and wounded two others. The deadly shooting happened on November 13 at the crossing, which is also known as Friendship Gate. The closure of the border had caused heavy losses to traders and left thousands stranded on both sides. Abdul Majeed Zehri, a Pakistani administrator in Chaman, said the border was reopened on Monday after talks with Afghan officials, who are searching for the attacker.

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