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First NATO truck crosses into Afghanistan after 7-month closure ends

July 05, 2012 - 4:12 AM

CHAMAN, Pakistan - A Pakistani official says the first truck carrying supplies to U.S. and NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan has crossed the border after a seven-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended.

Fazal Bari, a paramilitary official at the Chaman border crossing, said the first truck moved around noon local time Thursday.

Pakistan shut down the routes in retaliation for an American air strike in November that killed 24 Pakistani border troops.

After months of back-and-forth negotiation, Pakistan reopened the routes Tuesday after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the border deaths.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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