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Pakistan reopens vital border crossing

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After a 10-day closure, Pakistan has reopened an important border crossing with Afghanistan.

It means vital freight can flow again, including NATO supplies for coalition troops.

The reopening of the Torkham crossing in the Khyber Pass came after Washington apologised for a NATO helicopter raid last month that killed two Pakistani soldiers.

One truck driver said: “We’re very happy that the border is open. Now we can relax again. It was a very difficult situation.”

The NATO helicopter attack sparked public anger, and militants stepped up attacks on tankers transporting fuel supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan.