Sunday, November 27, 2011

US moves to Salvage ties with Pakistan after "deathly" NATO strike

Full Story: The Times of India 27 Nov

USA was quick to move to salvage ties with furious Pakistan over NATO's "deathly" air attack on Pakistani check post Saturday that left 26 soldiers perished, including two officers. 

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bolstered that message in a joint statement Sunday, offering their "deepest condolences" and backing "NATO's intention to investigate immediately."

In the meanwhile, Pakistan announced the closure of its Afghan border to NATO, shutting down a supplies lifeline for 130,000 US-led foreign troops fighting the Taliban, and called on the US to leave a remote air base reportedly used by CIA drones.

This is the second incident in which NATO air attacks have targeted Pakistan Army check posts. The first was back in September 2010, which killed three Pakistani soldiers.


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