27 Nov '11, 8pm

NATO expresses regret over Pakistan strike

NATO expresses regret over Pakistan strike

ISLAMABAD: NATO expressed regret on Sunday over air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers as the United States sought to repair relations with Islamabad, plunged into fresh crisis over the lethal attack. Pakistan reacted with fury over the killings of two dozen soldiers, widely interpreted in the local media as a "deliberate" assault by NATO helicopters and fighter jets on two military posts on the Afghan border early Saturday. Islamabad conveyed its anger to the United States, blocked NATO convoys from crossing into Afghanistan, ordered a review of its alliance with the US and mulled whether to boycott a key conference on Afghanistan next month. Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis took to the streets, burning an effigy of President Barack Obama and setting fire to US flags across the country of 167 million where opposition to the government's US alliance is rampant. At the...

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