Afghanistan to probe NATO airstrike on Pakistan

November 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS) Afghanistan will investigate Saturday’s NATO airstrike on Pakistan in which 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed, authorities said.

“We are aware of the strike and would jointly investigate it with the NATO officials,” newspaper Daily Mandegar quoted Afghan foreign ministry spokesman Janan Musazai as saying.

As many as 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 others were injured after NATO helicopters from Afghanistan attacked a border checkpost in Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border early Saturday. Islamabad promptly decided to stop the passage of NATO supply through Pakistan to Afghanistan-based NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces.

Afghan officials often allege that Taliban insurgents have been using Pakistan’s tribal areas as their safe havens to attack Afghan and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan, a claim rejected by Pakistan, reported Xinhua.

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