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Pakistan reopens key Afghan border point shut after clashes

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have reopened a key border crossing with neighboring Afghanistan that was briefly shut during clashes between the two sides. Monday’s development comes a day after seven people were killed on the Pakistani side of the border during fighting between Pakistani troops and Afghan Taliban forces. A Taliban fighter was also killed in Sunday’s violence that hit the town of Chaman in Baluchistan province. Pakistani officials say 17 people were also wounded when a mortar shell fired by Taliban fighters hit a restaurant in Chaman, which is adjacent to Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.

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