Pakistan Fires On More U.S. Helicopters

Bronwen Roberts
September 25, 2008

Pakistani troops fired at two US helicopters from the NATO-led force in Afghanistan Thursday, causing no damage but accusing them of crossing the border amid escalating tensions in the area.

The Pakistani military said the troops had fired warning shots at two helicopters which were “well within Pakistani territory.”

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and US government insisted however that the choppers had not entered Pakistani air space.

“ISAF helicopters received small-arms fire from a Pakistan military checkpoint along the border near Tanai district, Khost, September 25 while conducting routine operations in Afghanistan,” ISAF said in a statement.

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