Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pakistan and American forces exchange fire

Pakistani and American forces near the border of Afghanistan exchanged fire briefly Thursday in an escalation of tensions between the two nations.

According to reports, Pakistani troops fired on two U.S. helicopters flying near the border, and ground troops exchange fire shortly after the incident. No casualties were reported on either side.

Reuters South Africa
Pakistani and American Troops Exchange Fire

New York Times - 1 hour ago

By ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON - Pakistani and American ground troops exchanged fire along the border with Afghanistan on Thursday after the Pakistanis shot at two American helicopters, ratcheting up tensions as the United States increases its attacks ...

Pakistani troops fire at US helicopters on border Reuters
Pakistan Fires at US Helicopters on Afghan Border (Update2)


US denies copters attacked by Pakistan crossed border
CNN International - 1 hour ago
Officials with the Pentagon and NATO's International Security Assistance Force, however, said the copters never entered Pakistan. US officials also denied ...
NATO copters exchage fire and fly back Online - International News Network
AFGHANISTAN: Marine colonel says Pakistani military copter helped ... Los Angeles Times
Pakistani troops, foreign copters trade fire The Daily Advertiser

Chronology of the most serious attacks in Pakistan since January 2008. Pakistani troops fired at two helicopters from the NATO-led force in Afghanistan, causing no damage but accusing them of crossing the border amid escalating tensions across the frontier.(AFP Graphic/Er/Jfs)