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Pakistan building border fence with Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Pakistan has begun building a fence along its border with Afghanistan to curtail the movement of militants. The two nations are divided by the "Durand Line", a 2,400-kilometre (1,500-mile) frontier drawn by the British in 1896 and disputed by Kabul, which does not officially recognise it as an international border. It also splits the Pashtun ethnic group between the states. Both routinely accuse the other of harbouring militant proxies to carry out cross-border attacks, while their militaries have engaged…