Pak seals Afghan border to prevent spillover following US surge in Taliban's heartland

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Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): Pakistan has sealed its border with Afghanistan and has reportedly deployed huge number of troops along the region bordering the Helmand province in the neighboring country, where the US-led allied forces have launched a massive surge against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

The border area in Nushki and Chagai districts have been completely sealed to prevent any spill over of the militants, sources said.

"In order to stop any entry of Taliban militants or terrorists into Pakistani territory from Helmand, the security has been tightened and more troops have been deployed along with border side," The Nation quoted an official, as saying.

Fighter jets have been making frequent sorties in the border region, raising fears among the local people of a massive showdown in the coming days.

"We are strictly directed not to turn on lights and lamps at night because of security reasons while a large number of troops are present at border area that indicates some thing wrong at border," a resident of Nushki said. (ANI)

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