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At least 28 Pakistani soldiers were killed today when NATO
helicopters and combat jets fired on two border posts in the country's
northwest, prompting army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to direct his
troops to prepare for "an effective response" even as authorities cut
off all supplies for US forces in Afghanistan.

The attack, the worst single incident of its kind in one decade,
looked set to plunge US-Pak relations, already deeply frayed, further
into crisis.A major and a captain of the Pakistan Army were among
those killed when NATO aircraft fired at the borders posts in Baizai
area of Mohmand tribal region at 2 am.Fifteen more personnel were
wounded and the death toll could rise as some of the injured were in a
serious condition, several officials said.A military statement said the NATO aircraft "carried out unprovoked firing" on the border posts.

Pakistani troops "effectively responded immediately in self-defence to NATO/ISAF's aggression with all available weapons".

Gen Kayani strongly condemned "NATO/ISAF's blatant and unacceptable act".

While
lauding the effective response by Pakistani soldiers, he issued orders
for taking all necessary steps for "an effective response to this
irresponsible act".Within hours of the attack, Pakistani
authorities sealed off the country's border stopping all container
trucks and tankers carrying supplies for US and NATO forces in
Afghanistan.Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir called in US
Ambassador Cameron Munter to lodge a "strong protest on the unprovoked
NATO/ISAF attack", the Foreign Office said in a statement.Bashir told the US envoy that the attack had "deeply incensed the government and the people of Pakistan".

The
President, Prime Minister and the government "strongly condemn the
attacks which were totally unacceptable, constituted a grave
infringement of Pakistan's sovereignty, were violative of international
law and a serious transgression of the oft conveyed red lines", the
statement said.The incident could have "serious repercussions on Pakistan-US/NATO/ISAF cooperation", the statement further said.

Prime
Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani described the incident as an "attack on
Pakistan's security and sovereignty" and cut short a visit to his
hometown of Multan to rush back to Islamabad.He convened a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet to formulate Pakistan's response to the incident.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar, while talking to media in Islamabad, put the death toll at 26.

However, other officials were quoted by the media as saying that 28 soldiers were killed.

The
attack comes at a time when US-Pak relations have plunged to a new low
since early this year over the Raymond Davis episode and the unilateral
raid by US that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on
May 2.US Ambassador Munter expressed regret at today's incident and offered assistance in probing it.

In
a statement issued by the US Embassy, Munter said: "I regret the loss
of life of any Pakistani servicemen, and pledge that the United States
will work closely with Pakistan to investigate this incident".A
spokesperson for the NATO-led ISAF in Kabul said the coalition was aware
of "an incident" near the border and was gathering information on it.Security forces blocked all entry points to Mohmand Agency after the incident and began checking all vehicles.

Several
crossings on the Afghanistan frontier, including Landikotal and
Takhtbai, were closed and over 150 NATO supply vehicles were turned back
to Peshawar.The Pakistan Embassy in the US lodged a verbal protest over the attack.

The
Deputy Chief of Mission Iffat Gardezi contacted the US State Department
at midnight and described the incident as "unprovoked".Pakistan's Ambassador to the European Union, Jalil Abbas Jilani, lodged a similar protest with NATO.

Former
premier Nawaz Sharif, the chief of the PML-N, condemned the incident
and described it as an "act of terrorism" while Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf
chief Imran Khan called on the government to pull out of the US-led war
on terrorism.The incident occurred just a day after Gen Kayani
and the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen,
met in Islamabad and discussed the need for tighter measures to block
the movement of militants across the Pak-Afghan border.In May,
two Pakistani soldiers were injured in an exchange of fire with two NATO
helicopters from Afghanistan that intruded into the volatile North
Waziristan tribal region.Pakistan had retaliated against yet
another incursion by NATO helicopters in September last year, which
killed two Pakistani soldiers, by shutting down the main supply route
for NATO forces.The route was reopened after the US tendered an official apology for the incursion.

Prior
to today's attack, the deadliest attack on Pakistani soldiers involving
NATO occurred in June 2008, when 11 soldiers were killed in an air
strike in Mohmand Agency.


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Added: Nov-26-2011 Occurred On: Nov-26-2011
By: BadMosh_Satinder
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  • FUCK PAKISTAN. they have been harbouring jihadis and sending them to attack our troops in Afghanistan for 10 years and they have the audacity to call this "unprovoked"...we should not even waste our money bombing them just give India the green light to roll in and take over...

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  • How many of our troops have died because of their military and intelligence agency collaborating with the taliban and al queada.

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    • @PeanutMM Soooo, then why don't we declare war on pakistan, take out their nukes and military, and then come home? Bombing a nation you aren't at war with is an act of war by definition.

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  • pakistan gave up its sovereignty to the taliban years ago.

    They're shitty neighbours too... just ask India and Bangladesh.

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  • as Rick Perry would say, oops

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  • Don't shoot at NATO helicopters.

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  • Changing of the guard at that check point now.

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  • we are getting ourselves into another unwinnable war. this will be worst than iraq by far. our country must stop attempting to take over the world at the expense of our childrens blood.

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  • This entire story will go away as soon as we release the drone footage of Pakistanis firing on NATO forces. It happened before. It'll happen again.

    The Pakistanis blabber on all of their rhetoric, while we just sit quietly, like a patient adult, asking a poorly behaved child, "Are you finished?"

    Then they'll get bitch slapped with hard evidence, and STFU, until we do it all over again next year when some illiterate boarder guards think it'd be cute to take pot shots at NATO ground More..

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  • All the talk of NATO helicopters killing innocent Paki's, somehow I seriously doubt that it was unprovoked.

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  • 28 in the video mark 14 in reality, muslim way.

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    • @vozjden

      in reality 1.5 million killed in iraq afghan war, video mark 10,000.

      american way ;)

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    • @atiz1 1.5 million... shit that isn't enough cause you're not in count.. The Americans should do more...
      Aussie way.. (O.o)____ā€žIā€ž

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    • @atiz1

      Are you really stupid enough to believe 1.5 million people have died in Iraq and Afghanistan?

      Use your brain, do some fucking research instead of watching PressTV, you proudly uninformed imbecile.

      http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

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    • @Joe 788

      you stop watching some bullshit sites, i think i should send you some wiki-leaks link, where american soldiers them self accept the killings by thousands :)

      and 10 year long war, its not big deal !

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    • @Ofaqet

      immoral people talk just like you !

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  • I'm willing to bet all of atiz1's sodomized goats that this was not at all a case of mistaken identity or collateral damage. The pakis were likely caught red handed in the process of assisting the Talban conduct offensive operations against NATO troops and got lit up.

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  • And how many U.S. servicemen have died as a result of Pakistan cooperating with the Taliban? How many U.S. dollars given to Pakistan in federal aid have found their way to the coffers of insurgents and terrorist organizations?

    Fuck you Pakistan, and your two faced government.

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  • so, what is the other side of the story? why was the attack initiated?

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  • As long as there are safe havens for terrorist, that war isn't over. Sorry to all those who think otherwise.

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    • @tarzan the war is not over because we keep prolonging it.

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    • @JToKKo Of course there will be war and violence when we leave. We aren't the policemen of the world. If they want to run around beheading each other, more power to them. It's none of our business. Every single person even remotely involved with 9/11 is either dead, or left afghanistan years ago. We have plenty of drones and high altitude re-con. No reason for 100,000 americans to be policing roads in afghanistan.

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    • @wtfman

      And how would you speed it up?

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    • @circularlife

      I'm guessing he was being sarcastic.

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  • Pakis are no friends. The harbor Taliban and use them to poke US with in Afghanistan, they are not interested in peace.

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  • What a great way to get into another war!

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  • What would happen if it were Pakistan that had killed 28 American soldiers?
    Another invasion probably...?

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  • NATO is not the US you fucktard!

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  • ha! accidental... :::

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  • How long before this shit starts happening here? How long before some dipshit country goes all out and beats north Americas defences with bombs? If the cave dwellers did it on 911, who the hell is NATO to think they can protect all of our cities at once while picking fights all around the world? Remember how NATO protected NY from idiots in passenger planes? While doing drills about hijacking. If Pakistan joins forces with Syria or Iran that could spell the beginning of the end for millions of p More..

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    • @Canuke Excellent point.

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    • @Canuke

      Uhhh, no. Civilians hijacking a plane and turning it into a suicide mission is not even remotely related to a military strike from a foreign interest. Checks have already been put in place to keep it from happening again.

      Pakistan joining forces with Iran and Syria, all three of them combined don't have the equipment to reach the United States. The idea is so absurd, it's laughable.

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  • We need more info.. NATO would not purposely attack a pakistani outpost unless it has reasons? Pakistani soldiers could have provoked it by launching mortars over the border.. they could have opened fire at choppers.. They could have been training taliban in the outpost.. lots of reasons this could have happened! I just find it funny every time NATO kills innocents it's not 1 or 2 but a fuck load...

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    • @Aariss
      Or it could simply be a big blunder, the US and NATO have even bombed their own soldiers in the past so mistakes do sometimes happen.

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    • @Aariss

      :)

      i hope a better response will come from pakistan side.

      with such technology and still mistakes, anyway.

      what if pakistani troops killed some american soldiers ???? :)
      By MISTAKE !!!

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    • @Aariss I agree... it's impossible cause NATO are liberal fascist that expects the world to bow down accepting Muslim refugees e.g Serbia...

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    • @atiz1 How do we know they didn't fire at NATO troops on accident and NATO responded with an attack thinking the bases were over run and now full of taliban? Advanced Technology only reduces blunders.. doesn't solve them completely.

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    • @Aariss

      there is a full mechanism b/w pakistani army and NATO or American forces, through which they have to monitor the exact situation. and the check post was on pakistani side of border so it means it pakistan responsiblity to take action weather it was OVER RUN by Taliban or not.

      :)
      its a delibrate action agianst pkistani force and must have reaction in blockade of supply line.

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  • One hellfire into a shitty mud hut.

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