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For generations, families on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border worked together to till fields of wheat, corn and rice that spread across the rugged plains. They shared not only ethnic and blood bonds, but also harvests from the fertile soil.  https://lat.ms/2HEjEib 

One and a half years ago, cross-border farming along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border came to a stop when the Pakistani army began erecting a chain-linked fence topped with coils of razor wire.  https://lat.ms/2HEjEib 

The barrier between Pakistan and Afghanistan is part of the Pakistani government’s response to long-standing criticisms that it has failed to control the movement of militants across the porous border.  https://lat.ms/2HEjEib 


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