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Pakistan Embassy in Kabul Re-Opens

The Pakistani embassy in Kabul has reopened, less than two weeks after it was ransacked by a crowd. Dozens of Afghans queued up outside the mission for visas as police kept a close watch. The attack on 8 July occurred during a protest against alleged Pakistani incursions into Afghanistan – which Islamabad denies. The Afghan authorities have arrested four people in connection with the assault. The reopening of the Pakistani embassy in Kabul is intended to be a signal that the recent tensions between the two countries are easing. It is welcome news to the hundreds of Afghans who have been unable to get their visas for Pakistan – although the embassy has been processing urgent visa applications in the interim. The embassy was badly damaged in the well-organised attack by hundreds of Afghans who smashed windows, furniture and computer equipment while staff hid in the basement. Full Story

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