At Least Six Bombs Dropped on Outpost in Mohmand Agency
Pakistan’s government filed an official protest with the United States today following a cross-border attack by NATO warplanes from Afghanistan against a military post in Mohmand Agency.
Pakistan said two jets had crossed the border into Pakistani airspace and that they had dropped six bombs on the military post, which lies just a mile and a half from the border with Afghanistan. No deaths were reported.
The Foreign Ministry termed the attack a “serious concern” and called for the US to assist in a “joint inquiry” of how the attack happened. NATO has yet to comment on the attack.
The attack comes just a day after Afghan militants crossed the border against the nearby Bajaur Agency, attacking three villages. Though NATO had often complained about Pakistan’s lack of control over the tribal area, increasingly it is cross-border attacks from both NATO and the militants coming into Pakistan, not the other way around.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- 12 Chechen Fighters Killed in Central Syria - May 24th, 2013
- Syrian Rebel Unity Talks on Brink of Collapse - May 24th, 2013
- New US Embassy Guards to Cost $1.6 Million Each - May 24th, 2013
- Constant Mortar Fire as Sectarian Violence Continues in North Lebanon - May 24th, 2013
- Obama's Drone Limits Welcomed in Pakistan, If They Pan Out - May 24th, 2013