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Saturday
Oct092010

Pakistan Reopens Key Supply Route

Photo Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- Supply convoys for NATO forces in Afghanistan can again use a key Pakistani border crossing.

The country on Saturday reopened the checkpoint more than a week after a NATO airstrike killed two Pakistani soldiers.

The reopening of the Torkham checkpoint comes earlier than the U.S. had expected.

Thousands of trucks are backed up at the crossing and throughout the country, leaving many vulnerable to attack.

More than 100 vehicles were torched during the closure.

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