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.

PTI



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

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