Through The Static

June 11, 2008

Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers

Filed under: Government,Politics,War,World News — disciplepete @ 10:29 pm

NYT:

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan

…The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan.

The attack comes at a time of rising tension between the United States and the new government in Pakistan, which has granted wide latitude to militants in its border areas under a new series of peace deals, drawing criticism from the United States.

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