NATO helicopters violate Pak airspace
Last Updated: Monday, December 27, 2010, 21:23
Peshawar: Two NATO gunship helicopters violated Pakistani airspace and flew over its northwestern border with Afghanistan on Monday, a security official said.

The helicopters crossed the border in Torkhum area of Khyber tribal region and flew one kilometre inside Pakistani territory, the official said.

They remained within Pakistani airspace for five minutes, he said. Two US drones too were seen flying over Zakha Khel area of Khyber agency, officials said.

The pilotless planes remained in the area for two hours. Recent drone strikes in Khyber Agency, the first carried out in the region, had killed over 30 people, most of them members of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam militant group.


First Published: Monday, December 27, 2010, 21:23

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