Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Violent Border Incident Between NATO And Pakistani Forces On The Border

Clash Between NATO and Pakistani Forces Defused -- New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — A cross-border incident involving NATO and Pakistani forces was quickly defused early on Wednesday with no loss of life, according to Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson, the spokesman for the American-led international coalition here.

Few details of the incident were immediately available but it apparently involved heavy artillery fire across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

The firing broke out at a time of Pakistani anger over the killing of 24 of its soldiers in a United States air strike on Saturday. Pakistan closed its border to NATO supply convoys and pulled out of an international conference on Afghanistan next week in Bonn in protest at the killings.

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Update: NATO: Pakistan Cooperates on New Border Incident -- FOX News/AP

My Comment
: If there was loss of life in this incident today .... and after the loss of 2 dozen Pakistani soldiers on the weekend ..... I can only imagine how heated the rhetoric would have been on both sides of the border.

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