President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday officially banned Afghan security forces from requesting international airstrikes during operations in residential areas.
The US-led military coalition in Afghanistan is limiting airstrikes against houses to self-defense for troops.
Nine schoolgirls were injured in
a NATO helicopter attack in Afghanistan`s eastern Nangarhar province, an Afghan official alleged Wednesday.
Pakistan has not shut border coordination centres, authorities said after NATO airstrikes close to the Afghanistan border.
Pakistan temporarily recalled few troops from border posts meant to coordinate with international forces in Afghanistan.
The US would ensure there is no repetition of incidents like the Nov 26 attack, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said.
The US has said that there will
be no scale down in its military operations against Taliban linked militants in Afghanistan.
Pak govt on Tuesday decided to boycott an international conference on the future of Afghanistan in retaliation to the NATO raids on its border posts.
In the aftermath of the NATO air strike that killed 24 soldiers, a leading US
daily Tuesday warned top Pakistani leaders to lower their rhetoric before things get out of control.
Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi vowed to resist both rebels and NATO air strikes, as the insurgents sought to consolidate gains on one front and readied to push forward on another.
NATO is carrying out airstrikes against an empty school building in eastern Afghanistan.
Alliance leaders have voiced concerns about sustaining the operations if the Libya mission drags on.
Angered by civilian casualties, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday he will no longer allow NATO airstrikes on houses.
Military action was first launched by UK, France and US but NATO took over the operation 2 weeks ago.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014