The Torkham border crossing is the main trade link between Pakistan and Afghanistan [File: Alasdair Pal/Reuters]

Pakistan has closed the main border crossing with Afghanistan after mortar bombs landed in Pakistani territory from across the border on Wednesday, a Pakistani official has said.

The Torkham border crossing, at the top of the Khyber Pass, through which thousands of vehicles pass every week, is the main trade link between the uneasy neighbours.

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In September last year, Pakistan opened the crossing for 24 hours a day to boost trade.

“Some mortars were fired from across the border in Afghanistan and landed inside Pakistan. They caused some damage to vehicles,” Mahmood Aslam Wazir, deputy district commissioner of the area on the Pakistani side, told Reuters News

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