US-led NATO planes, choppers cross Pak borderApril 25th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): US led NATO forces aircraft entered Pakistan territory and attacked suspected Taliban locations along the Pakistan -Afghanistan border during the week.
Most of the tribesmen think that this is the beginning of another war, maybe the Third World War as NATO forces, Pakistani troops and militants started attacks on each others postion. Situation in Bajaur Agency is very critical after the exchange of firing by the militants, NATO and Pakistani forces, Muhammad Khurshid wrote in opednews.com
Following this incident PakAfghan border has been completely sealed.
According to the report US planes and choppers entered Pakistans air space in Bajaur Agency after Taliban targeted three Afghan border police posts.
Three US tanks were also destroyed in the attack and several US and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, claimed Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
US forces later resorted to aerial bombing of the border areas and killed around a dozen militants.
However, Major-General Athar Abbas, military spokesman and Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), rejected the reports that the US planes and choppers had violated the Pakistan airspace. There was no accurate information about casualties suffered by the US and ANA.
Due to misunderstanding some exchange of fire took place between ANA troops and Frontier Corps troops on the border, said Abbas.
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