Pakistan, Taliban border forces reach ceasefire agreement

Pakistani and Taliban border forces have reached to an agreement on a ceasefire following a consultative meeting with tribal elders on Saturday evening, media outlets reported.

Fierce lashes between the two sides had continued for five days in parts of Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan.

According to the reports, the agreement included a list of three points: a ceasefire and halt to hostilities, the reopening of the border crossing between the two countries, and the organization of another consultative meeting to form a 40-member committee of tribal elders from Afghanistan and Pakistan to resolve such issues in the future.

During the recent border clashes, the Kurram border crossing, one of the most important crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan, was closed.

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