US, NATO choppers `violate` Pakistani airspace

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 20:32

Peshawar: US and NATO helicopters operating
from Afghanistan violated Pakistani airspace in the Torkhum
area along the border in Khyber tribal region, local
authorities alleged today.

Two helicopters intruded almost two kilometres into
Pakistani territory and flew over Torkhum and Baacha Maina
areas in Khyber Agency for almost 10 minutes, local residents
claimed.

The political administration of Khyber Agency also
confirmed the alleged airspace violation by the helicopters
operating from Afghanistan.

Local residents left their homes in panic on seeing the
helicopters.

Some people claimed US fighter jets had entered Pakistan
airspace late last night and flew over Landi Kotal and Shalman
areas of Khyber Agency for an hour.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 20:32

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