28 November 2011

Pakistan protests after NATO strike killing soldiers

NATO’s claim that it was retailing against gunfire from the Pakistani side of the border has been denied by Pakistan, which in return has lodged protests against both the United States and NATO in connection to the incident in which NATO air forces killed at least 25 soldiers in strikes against two military posts at the northwestern border with Afghanistan. Pakistan’s government already ordered the US to vacate an airbase used for drone strikes in Afghanistan, and announced that it would would “revisit and undertake a complete review of all programmes, activities and co-operative arrangements” with the US, and US-led forces in Afghanistan, “including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence”.

Source 1: Guardian – Pakistan orders US to leave airbase in row over deadly Nato assault

Source 2: NY Times – Tensions Flare Between U.S. and Pakistan After Strike

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