Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where militants have launched cross-border attacks.
Pakistani military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said in an announcement on March 25 during a visit to the tribal regions along the border that the fence would be constructed in “high-threat zones.”
The two neighbors share a 2,400-kilometer border known as the Durand Line, which Pakistan considers to be an international border but Afghanistan has never recognized.
Najib Danish, a deputy spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said that the authorities have not observed any signs of construction but would move to prevent such a project.
The two countries frequently accuse each other of ignoring Islamic militants operating along the border.
Pakistan closed the border for more than a month recently after a series of suicide attacks.