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Security forces arrest three women over suspected terror links

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CHAMAN: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have taken three women into custody near the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman on suspicion of their links with a proscribed organization, ARY News reported.

The three women were arrested while they were trying to enter Afghanistan’s border town of Spin Boldak via Bab-e-Dosti (Friendship Gate) at the Chaman border crossing, according to security sources.

They said that the terror suspects have been shifted to Quetta for further questioning with regard to their alleged involvement in acts of terrorism and sabotage and links with a banned terrorist group.

The forces said to have detained the driver who brought the women to the border crossing.

Chaman is one of the two main border crossings along the 2450-kilometer-long border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The border called Durand Line, was established in 1896 after talks between Sir Mortimer Durand, a British civil servant, and the government of Afghanistan.

Pakistan has started fencing its entire border with Afghanistan as part of efforts to stop cross border infiltration of terrorists through the long and porous frontier between the two countries.

Back in May, Pakistan had temporarily closed the Chaman border crossing after at least 10 civilians were martyred and 42 were injured in unprovoked firing and shelling from the Afghan side of the border.

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