Pakistan concerned at US’ cross-border strikes

July 28th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, July 28 (Xinhua) Pakistan Monday expressed concern over cross-border attacks by the US-led NATO forces in its territory along the borders with Afghanistan. General Tariq Majid, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), expressed the concern during a meeting with visiting US Central Command chief General Martin Dempsey in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, said a military statement.

The meeting took place on the same day when suspected US missiles hit a seminary in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal district, killing at least six people.

A US air strike had killed 11 Pakistani soldiers in Khyber tribal district last month.

“Our sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. Any violation in this regard could be detrimental to bilateral relations,” the statement quoted General Majid as saying.

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