Bor­der fence go­ing up over Afghan ob­jec­tions

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

IS­LAM­ABAD | Pak­istan said Tues­day that it has be­gun build­ing a fence along its bor­der with Afghanistan to im­prove se­cu­rity, a move that has an­gered au­thor­i­ties in Kabul.

The two na­tions are di­vided by the 2,400-kilo­me­ter Du­rand Line, drawn by Bri­tish rulers in 1896. Kabul does not rec­og­nize it as an international bor­der, caus­ing fric­tion be­tween the two neigh­bors, with Pak­istan sug­gest­ing Afghanistan has de­signs on part of its ter­ri­tory. The line runs through eth­nic Pash­tun ter­ri­tory, di­vid­ing fam­i­lies and tribes be­tween the two coun­tries.

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