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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:01 AM
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Nato helicopters 'attack Pakistan checkpoint'
Source: BBC

Pakistani officials have accused Nato helicopters of firing on a military checkpoint near Pakistan's Afghan border, killing up to eight soldiers.

A military spokesman said the attack had taken place in the Pakistani tribal region of Mohmand.

Nato said it was aware of "an incident" near the border and that it was investigating.

The Pakistani military said it was an "unprovoked and indiscriminate" attack.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15901363
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:25 AM
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1. I got the AP version of this
at GD... somebody made a real oops in my mind.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:33 AM
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2. Update from Reuters via twitter
BreakingNews Breaking News
Death toll in NATO Pakistan cross-border raid now at 25 with 14 wounded - Pakistani military officials via Reuters
12 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:35 AM
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3. NATO raid kills up to 14 Pakistan troops: Pakistan officials
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 01:35 AM by Turborama
By Shams Momand
YAKKAGHUND, Pakistan | Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:04am EST

(Reuters) - NATO helicopters from Afghanistan intruded into northwest Pakistan and attacked a military check post near the border Saturday, killing up to 14 troops and wounding seven, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The attack comes as relations between the United States and Pakistan, its ally in the war on terror, are already strained following the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a secret raid on the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad in May. Pakistan called that raid a flagrant violation of its sovereignty.

=snip=

"NATO helicopters carried out an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on a Pakistani check post in Mohmand agency, casualties have been reported and details are awaited," the (Pakistani military) spokesman told Reuters.

Two intelligence officials in the region said that up to 14 Pakistani troops had been killed and seven wounded in the attack on the Salala check post, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the Afghan border.

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/26/us-pakistan-n...

(BTW the BBC have updated their headline and story. Also, if you want to update the OP with Reuters' more detailed headline and article, be my guest. :hi: )
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:36 AM
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4. Oopsie
Death toll in NATO Pakistan cross-border raid now at 25 with 14 wounded - Pakistani military officials via Reuters
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:39 AM
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5. Pakistan State TV Says Death Toll From Alleged NATO Helicopter Attack Rises to 25 Soldiers
KHAR, Pakistan November 26, 2011 (AP)

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pakistan-...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:46 AM
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6. I suspect somebody's phone is ringing right about now
yes it could be that sticky
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limpyhobbler Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:56 AM
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8. That would be the 3:00 am phone call
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 01:57 AM by limpyhobbler
you know, from the commercial...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yr7odFUARg
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:58 AM
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9. Yup, this has that kind of a potential
tomorrow, well later today, Islamabad is going to be all but fun
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:48 AM
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7. Ah yes games are now afoot, Paki just blocked our supplies
BreakingNews Breaking News
Pakistan blocks NATO supplies to Afghanistan following strike on military checkpoint that killed 25 troops - Reuters
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:49 AM
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10. k/r -- America "the heart of Empire" -- !!
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:05 AM
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11. UPDATE..... 28 DEAD NOW
The incident occurred a day after U.S. General John Allen met Pakistani Army Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani to discuss border control and enhanced cooperation.



Well that meeting went well.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/26/us-pakistan-n...
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 07:55 AM
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12. Islamabad closes the borders, NATO trucks sit like targets.
Last time they shut the crossings it was for a week and a half, and a half-dozen people died in convoy attacks while they were sitting there.

I doubt that will be allowed to continue for that long again.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 09:40 AM
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15. When a previous cross-border attack killed two, the Pakistanis closed the border for 10 days.
Afghanistan is logistically untenable.
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:03 AM
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13. Well, we have got to kill and murder some kind of brown people.
Otherwise, military suppliers could go hungry at Christmas.
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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:52 AM
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14. yay !!! Go NATO !!!!!!! n/t
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