Two FWO personnel go missing near Pak-Afghan Torkham border

PESHAWAR, Nov 25 (INP): Two personnel of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) went missing on Tuesday near the Pak-Afghan Torkham border area in the Khyber tribal region.

Sources in the political administration confirmed that the two personnel had gone missing. They also suspect that the missing personnel may have crossed the border into Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, security forces and the political administration launched a search operation in the area to trace the missing men.

The development comes amid tensions between the Afghan and Pakistani border forces over the construction of a footpath and fence on the Pakistani side of the Durand line.

The Durand Line was drawn up by the British in 1893 to delineate the boundary between what was then British India and the Kingdom of Afghanistan.

After 1947, it became the internationally-recognised border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, although the Afghan government does not recognise it.

INP

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