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ISLAMABAD: Nato helicopters from Afghanistan intruded into northwest Pakistan and attacked a military check post near the border, killing eight troops and wounding four, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
A military spokesman confirmed the attack in the Pakistani tribal region of Mohmand and said casualties had been reported, but gave no details.
A spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul said the coalition there was aware of “an incident” near the border and was gathering more information.
(AP) KHAR, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say seven army soldiers were killed when NATO helicopters fired on a checkpoint in the country's northwest near the Afghan border.
Two intelligence officials and one government official said Saturday that the attack in the Mohmand tribal area also wounded five soldiers. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
The Pakistani military says the attack happened Friday night.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by Domo1
They wouldn't be taking ``potshots`` at the helicopters if they weren't in Pakistani airspace.
NATO needs to withdraw from that whole hellhole of a region. NOW.
KHAR, Pakistan — Officials say the death toll from an alleged NATO helicopter attack on a Pakistani army checkpoint near the Afghan border has risen to 15 soldiers.
A Pakistani government official and a security official say the dead from Friday night's attack in the Mohmand tribal area include two officers. They said Saturday that the attack also wounded seven soldiers.
The government official was based in Mohmand and the security official in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's northwest. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
NATO officials in Kabul said Saturday they were aware of the incident, and would release more information after they were able to gather more facts about what happened.