This won't be good for Pakistan-NATO relations. NATO Brigadier Gen. Carsten Jacobsen says it looks “highly likely” that NATO helicopters killed at least 24 Pakistani soldiers in an overnight strike. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called the strike “outrageous” and convened an emergency cabinet meeting. Pakistan also shut down supply lines headed to NATO troops in Afghanistan and reportedly turned back convoys on their way. Jacobson said Afghan and NATO troops on the ground were in the area when “a tactical situation developed” and air support was called in. He said NATO is investigating the incident.
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