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28 Pak soldiers killed in NATO attack

By The Assam Tribune

ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 � At least 28 Pakistani soldiers were killed today when NATO helicopters and combat jets fired on two border posts in the country�s northwest, prompting army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to direct his troops to prepare for �an effective response� even as authorities cut off all supplies for US forces in Afghanistan.

The attack, the worst single incident of its kind in one decade, looked set to plunge US-Pak relations, already deeply frayed, further into crisis.

A major and a captain of the Pakistan Army were among those killed when NATO aircraft fired at the borders posts in Baizai area of Mohmand tribal region at 2 am.

Fifteen more personnel were wounded and the death toll could rise as some of the injured were in a serious condition, several officials said.

A military statement said the NATO aircraft �carried out unprovoked firing� on the border posts. Pakistani troops �effectively responded immediately in self-defence to NATO/ISAF�s aggression with all available weapons�. � PTI

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28 Pak soldiers killed in NATO attack

ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 � At least 28 Pakistani soldiers were killed today when NATO helicopters and combat jets fired on two border posts in the country�s northwest, prompting army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to direct his troops to prepare for �an effective response� even as authorities cut off all supplies for US forces in Afghanistan.

The attack, the worst single incident of its kind in one decade, looked set to plunge US-Pak relations, already deeply frayed, further into crisis.

A major and a captain of the Pakistan Army were among those killed when NATO aircraft fired at the borders posts in Baizai area of Mohmand tribal region at 2 am.

Fifteen more personnel were wounded and the death toll could rise as some of the injured were in a serious condition, several officials said.

A military statement said the NATO aircraft �carried out unprovoked firing� on the border posts. Pakistani troops �effectively responded immediately in self-defence to NATO/ISAF�s aggression with all available weapons�. � PTI