QUETTA  : Security officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday agreed to reopen the Chaman border crossing that remained closed for two days after a clash.

The border will remain open for those crossing by foot but would remain closed for commercial traffic. Pakistani authorities closed the Friendship Gate with Afghanistan in Chaman following a clash between security forces of both the countries over fencing along the bordering town of Sakan Kanarr.

Pakistani border guards were fencing the porous border when Afghan security forces tried to stop them, security officials claimed.

Soon after, the dispute escalated into a skirmish as both forces exchanged fire. No casualties were reported.