Pakistan shuts key border crossing following deadly shrine attack

A second key Chaman border crossing from Pakistan into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighbouring country.

The border closure in Pakistan's south-west Baluchistan province comes after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan which killed 88 people.

The closure was seen as a tactic to pressure Kabul to act against militants who Pakistan said have sanctuaries in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Pakistan closed a border crossing at Torkham, which connects Pakistan to Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

The so-called 'Islamic State' group said it was behind the shrine attack.

Pakistani security forces have launched nationwide operations which they said has left more than 100 terrorists dead.


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