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Afghanistan turmoil

Pakistan shuts door to further Afghan refugees

Islamabad tries to block growth of world's second largest refugee population

The crossings of Torkham, pictured here, and Chaman remain open for trade but the rest of the border with Afghanistan has been sealed by the Pakistan Army.    © AP

KARACHI -- Pakistan has deployed its army along its border with Afghanistan to block an anticipated wave of refugees and militants from entering its territory, as fighting continues to rage between the Afghan National Army and the Taliban.

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