22 June 2017

News Story: Pakistan to fence whole border with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan army said that the whole border with Afghanistan will be fenced to curb the cross-border movement of militants.

Pakistan and Afghanistan, which have nearly 2,600 km common border, mostly porous, routinely blame each other for failure to stop the movement of militants for attacks.

The military said on Tuesday that phased fencing of the entire Pak-Afghan border has commenced in high infiltration prone border areas in Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber tribal agencies.

Armed groups had also been active in the tribal regions for years but now the security forces have cleared almost all areas of the militants and established writ of local authorities.

Read the full story at Xinhua