Gen. DostumThe First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum granted $15,000 to the family of each soldier martyred during the recent clash with the Pakistani forces in Torkham.

The Office of the First Vice President said the families of three soldiers who lost their lives in the clash received the assistance from Gen. Dostum.

The aid was delivered by the advisor of the First President in religious Mawlavi Mohammad Nabi to the families of three soldiers in Jalalabad city.

The aid includes cash and other materials including wheat, rice, oil, sugar, etc which were handed over to the families of the deceased soldiers in the presence of provincial officials.

Mawlavi Nabi passed the message of Gen. Dostum to the families of the deceased soldiers and hailed them for their bravery and dedication to defend the country.

Tensions intensified among the Afghan and Pakistani forces late on Sunday night after the Afghan border forces prevented the Pakistani security forces to work on the construction of a gate in Torkham.

The two sides engaged in deadly clashes for at least three times before diplomatic efforts were put in place to resolve the issue through negotations.

Both the Afghan and Pakistani security forces suffered casualties during the clashes that led to the closure of the crossing.

The Torkham crossing was finally reopened for the passengers and trucks earlier on Saturday almost a week that incurred heavy financial losses for the both sides.