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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:52 AM
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Pakistan Official Denies Ok Given For NATO Air Strike
Source: REUTERS

A Pakistani official on Friday denied a Wall Street Journal report that Pakistani officials gave the go-ahead to a NATO air strike that killed 24 troops, unaware that their own forces were in the area.

Last weekends cross-border attack has caused public outrage in Pakistan, the government has pulled out of next weeks international conference on Afghanistan and threatened to end support for the US-led war there if its sovereignty is violated again.

A Pakistani military official categorically denied the Journals account, saying the aircraft had already engaged when Pakistan was contacted.

Wrong information about the area of operation was provided to Pakistani officials a few minutes before the strike, said the official, who was not authorized to speak to the media.

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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:12 PM
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1. Pakistan's disingenuous behavior is finally catching up ..
No one is likely to believe Pakistan's denials since they always deny even after being caught red-handed.
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