Afghanistan closes crossings with Pakistan to boost election security

KABUL: Afghanistan on Friday closed all crossings with Pakistan in a bid to improve security ahead of Saturday presidential election.

The crossings are to remain closed to the cross-border movement of people and trade lorries on Friday and during polling in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Elections for a new Afghan president are set for Saturday amid threats of the insurgents. There have been claims that the Taliban launch deadly attacks in Afghanistan using their hideouts across the border in connivance with the Pakistani spy agencies.

Apart from the complete border closure for two days, Pakistan has deployed extra security at the crossings to make sure militants do not cross into Afghanistan, the neighboring country’s security organs confirmed.

The Kabul Times

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