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NATO airstrikes kill 25 Pakistani soldiers

Country responds by closing supply route, drone base

Student protesters demonstrated against NATO airstrikes yesterday in Lahore after the attack on two military bases. “Clearly, something went very wrong,’’ said a senior US official. Student protesters demonstrated against NATO airstrikes yesterday in Lahore after the attack on two military bases. “Clearly, something went very wrong,’’ said a senior US official. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
By Salman Masood
New York Times / November 27, 2011
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Pakistani officials said yesterday that NATO aircraft had killed at least 25 soldiers in strikes against two military posts at the northwestern border with Afghanistan, and the country’s supreme army commander called them unprovoked acts of aggression, in a new flash point between the United States and Pakistan. The Pakistani government responded by ordering the CIA to vacate the drone operations it runs from Shamsi Air Base, in northern Pakistan, within 15 days and by closing down the two main NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, including the one at Torkham.

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