Kharlachi crossing reopens after week-long closure

ISLAMABAD — The Kharlachi border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan has reopened after a week-long closure following clashes between Taliban and Pakistani border forces, according to reports by Pakistani media on Sunday.

The crossing resumed normal trade activities on Friday morning, citing a member of the Jirga that facilitated a ceasefire between the two sides. According to the report, between 100 to 150 cargo trucks cross the border daily.

Kharlachi connects Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram tribal district with Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province. Sajid Hussain Tori, a lawmaker from the district, also confirmed the reopening of the border.

The recent clashes between Taliban and Pakistani border forces resulted in several Taliban casualties and injuries.