Pakistan PM condemns NATO airstrike
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned a NATO airstrike on a border post, which killed at least 28 Pakistani soldiers, Press TV reports.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that it also lodged a complaint in the strongest terms with NATO and the US over the attack, a Press TV correspondent reported.
“On his [Gilani] directions, the matter is being taken up by the foreign ministry, in the strongest terms, with NATO and the US,” the ministry said.
The incident occurred when a NATO helicopter targeted a security forces checkpoint known as Salala on the Mohmand Agency in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border early on Saturday. The strike also left 15 Pakistani soldiers injured.
The Western alliance said it was aware that an incident took place and it is still in the process of gathering information to investigate the attack.
In retaliation, Islamabad has blocked NATO supplies to Afghanistan.
Dozens of trucks carrying goods and petroleum supplies for NATO forces were stopped in the Torkham border area of the Khyber tribal region in northwestern Pakistan.
Pakistan has repeatedly condemned airstrikes against its troops near the border with Afghanistan. While the strikes supposedly target militants, they usually claim the lives of civilians and Pakistani soldiers.
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