|Published:||Jul 05, 2012 11:05 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 05, 2012 3:58 PM EDT|
CHAMAN, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani official says the first truck carrying supplies to U.S. and NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan has crossed the border after a 7-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended.
Fazal Bari, a paramilitary official at the Chaman border crossing, said the first truck moved around noon local time on Thursday.
Pakistan shut down the routes in retaliation for an American airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani border troops.
After months of back-and-forth negotiation, Pakistan reopened the routes on Tuesday after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the border deaths.