|Afghan forces called in the deadly air raid on Pakistani force|
|Written by Rahim Aria|
|Monday, 28 November 2011|
Officials of the Afghan Ministry confirmed on Sunday that Afghan forces called in the deadly NATO air strikes which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and officers in Mohmand Agency area along the border with Afghanistan on Saturday.
Afghan officials said Afghan troopers asked the NATO air strike after they came under fire from the Pakistani border where the Pakistani forces were stationed, but officials haven’t said who attacked the Afghan troops in border areas where rebels are active and carrying out attack against the Afghan and international forces.
NATO officials in Kabul said military choppers engaged with the Taliban fighters in Kunar province and in border with Pakistan after rebels attacked the joint Afghan and ISAF forces but NATO officials promised to conduct an investigation about the incident.
The government of Pakistan blames the NATO led forces for attacking the Pakistani military check posts in Pakistani soil and in response to the attack carried out by NATO on Pakistani check posts, Pakistani officials closed the borders of Chaman and Torkham in Eastern and Southern Afghanistan and halted hundreds of trucks bringing equipment, water and fuel from the NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The NATO Secertary General, Andres Foug Rasmussen offered his condolences to the Pakistani government.“NATO remains strongly committed to work with Pakistan to improve cooperation to avoid uch tragedies in future. We have a joint interest in the fight against cross-border terrorism and in ensuring that Afghanistan does not once again become a safe heaven for terrorists.”
NATO led forces are blaming the Pakistani paramilitary troopers for not doing enough in stopping the rebels from crossing into Afghanistan and carry out attacks against the rebels but Pakistani government refuse the allegations and claim that thousands of Pakistani soldiers are stationed in border with Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban rebels.
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