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Tensions High on Afghanistan, Pakistan Border

A Pakistan army officer and two Afghan soldiers have died, while at least 30 people were wounded on both sides in this week’s cross-border skirmishes, officials said. The situation at the busy Torkham border crossing remained tense, and the main gate there was still closed for a third day on Tuesday, leaving thousands of travelers stranded on both sides. In an overnight action, the Pakistani military was said to have moved heavy weaponry, including tanks, and deployed additional troops...

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