Pakistani trooper injured in crossfire with NATO forces

April 23rd, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, April 23 (Xinhua) At least one Pakistani security personnel was injured in an exchange of fire with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces across the border Wednesday, TV channel Dawn News reported. The exchange of fire took place between Pakistani security forces in Bajaur tribal agency along the border with Afghanistan and NATO forces, said the report.

There was no official confirmation of the incident.

Bajaur is one of the seven tribal areas in Pakistan considered havens for pro-Taliban elements.

There were occasional unconfirmed reports of missiles launched from the Afghan side of the border against pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas in the past.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has repeatedly said that only Pakistani forces will be authorized to conduct operations against militants on Pakistan’s territory.

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