Pakistan reopens main NATO supply route
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||5 August 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pakistan reopens main NATO supply route, 5 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/502505039.html [accessed 31 January 2015]|
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August 05, 2012
Pakistani officials have said the country has reopened a major border crossing used by NATO forces to transport supplies to Afghanistan.
The Torkham border crossing in northwestern Pakistan was closed to NATO supplies on July 24 after militants attacked a convoy of NATO trucks convoy in the area, killing a driver.
NATO supply trucks, which are loaded in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, usually enter Afghanistan either through the Torkham crossing in the northwest tribal areas or the Chaman crossing in the volatile southwestern Baluchistan Province.
Pakistan reopened NATO supply routes on July 2 after a seven-month closure in protest at the killing of 24 Pakistani troops in a U.S. attack in November.
Based on reporting by AFP and dpa