Durand Line

The Durand Line is the international land border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This 2,670-km long border was originally established in 1893 to separate British India and the Emirate of Afghanistan. It has long triggered diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan as it separates Pashtuns – the ethnic group that lives near the border – between the two countries.
Pakistan has built a fence on the Durand Line despite the opposition from the previous Afghan government and the Taliban. Several clashes were also witnessed between the armed forces of two countries. Taliban had recently announced its contention to the fencing.


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