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ISLAMABAD): A blockade of the main land route for NATO supplies from Pakistan into Afghanistan continued on Sunday as queues of trucks and tankers formed at the border crossing, officials said. Pakistan halted the convoys on Thursday after officials said cross-border NATO helicopter fire for the deaths of three soldiers.

“The situation is the same. The border is blocked for NATO supplies,” said an official at Torkham, the main border crossing in Khyber district. A senior security official in Peshawar also confirmed that convoys were suspended for third day but said negotiations to solve the problem continued. “Long queues of trucks and oil tankers are waiting along Torkham and in the adjacent areas for the reopening,” the official at Torkham said. The government said it was investigating Thursday’s incident in the Kurram district.-SANA

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