NATO admits Pakistan soldiers’ deaths

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 23:21

London: NATO on Saturday said it was "highly
likely" that its aircraft was responsible for the raid that
killed 28 Pakistan soldiers, hitting a new low in United
States-Pakistan relations.
NATO spokesman Birgadier-General Carsten Jacobson told
the BBC that the coalition force deployed in Afghanistan was
investigating the incident, and sent condolences.

He said a combined force of Afghan and NATO troops were
in the area when "a tactical situation developed on the
ground", though he gave no further details.

He said close air support was called in, and "we`re aware
it`s highly likely this caused casualties".
In a statement, commander Gen John R Allen said the
incident "has my highest personal attention and my commitment
to thoroughly investigate it to determine the facts".

He added: "My most sincere and personal heartfelt
condolences go out to the families and loved ones of any
members of Pakistan Security Forces who may have been killed
or injured."

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 23:21

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