Pak seals border with Afghan amid security concerns

akistan on Monday sealed its border with Afghanistan in the restive Kurram tribal region and deployed additional troops along the frontier due to security concerns, a senior official said.

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 19:46 PM IST

Peshawar: Pakistan on Monday sealed its border with Afghanistan in the restive Kurram tribal region and deployed additional troops along the frontier due to security concerns, a senior official said.

The steps were taken for the maintenance of durable peace, Col Muhammad Tauseef, commanding officer of the Kurram Militia, told reporters.

All movements to and from Afghanistan in the border areas, including Spin Shaga, Tari Mengal, Borkai, Kharlachi and Shaheedano Dhand, had been stopped forthwith.
Security arrangements had been tightened to stop the infiltration of "unwanted people", he said.

Meanwhile, security forces arrested 76 suspects and seized arms and explosives during a search operation in the northwestern provincial capital today, officials said.

Besides the arrests, police and Frontier Constabulary personnel seized about 9,000 rounds of ammunition, four grenades, stolen cars and motorcycles and a large quantity of
hashish.

The search operation was conducted in Suleman Khel, Faqirabad, Mashu Khel, Mushtar Zai, Bhata Tal and Sheikhan areas of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

PTI