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Pakistan 'to reopen' supply lines to Nato Afghan forces
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Pakistan is to reopen crucial supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan after Washington apologised for killing 24 of its soldiers in November, the US has announced.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military."

Pakistan confirmed the Nato supply lines would reopen.

The routes are increasingly important as Nato prepares to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014.

The row over the supply lines has been hugely damaging to relations between Pakistan and the US.

The dispute began in November last year when two dozen Pakistani soldiers were killed as US air strikes hit two posts on the Afghan border.

At the time, Afghan officials said that Nato forces had been retaliating for gunfire from the Pakistani side of the volatile border, but Pakistan rejected that claim.

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Added: Jul-3-2012 Occurred On: Jul-3-2012
World News, Afghanistan
Tags: pakistan, reopen, supply, lines, afganistan, nato
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