Border crossing closed as body of Pakistani diplomat shot in Afghanistan returned

ISLAMABAD, Nov 7 : The Khyber Pass border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was closed to all traffic on Tuesday for the return of a Pakistani diplomat who was shot dead in Afghanistan by unknown gunmen.Pakistan summoned the Afghan charge d‘affaires in Islamabad to protest against the killing of consular official Nayyar Iqbal Rana on Monday near his residence in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Pakistan’s foreign office said in a statement.

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been going through a stormy period with tensions over the latest U.S.
strategic plan for the region and disputes over the Torkham border crossing, which Pakistan has closed periodically.