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Pakistan Reopens Main NATO Supply Route

The supply route had been closed for seven months.
Pakistani officials have said the country has reopened a major border crossing used by NATO forces to transport supplies to Afghanistan.

The Torkham border crossing in northwestern Pakistan was closed to NATO supplies on July 24 after militants attacked a convoy of NATO trucks convoy in the area, killing a driver.

NATO supply trucks, which are loaded in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, usually enter Afghanistan either through the Torkham crossing in the northwest tribal areas or the Chaman crossing in the volatile southwestern Baluchistan Province.

Pakistan reopened NATO supply routes on July 2 after a seven-month closure in protest at the killing of 24 Pakistani troops in a U.S. attack in November.
Based on reporting by AFP and dpa