Pakistan reopens Afghan border crossing NATO uses

October 10, 2010 10:38

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A customs official on Sunday announced that Pakistan has reopened a key border crossing used by NATO to ship supplies into Afghanistan.

Ataur Rehman said the first few vehicles traveled through the Torkham crossing into Afghanistan just after noon Sunday.

He said authorities are working to clear hundreds of vehicles to cross into Afghanistan. They have been stranded since Pakistan closed the border to NATO on Sept. 30 in apparent protest of a US helicopter strike that killed two Pakistani soldiers.

The closure left stranded NATO supply trucks vulnerable to militant attacks. Scores have been destroyed during the 11-day blockade.

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