NATO forces are usually complaining about Pakistan’s border territories as a militant haven, but the situation was reversed over the past 48 hours as between 300 and 400 militants from Afghanistan’s Kunar Province crossed into Upper Dir, attacking a Pakistani border post and the village of Shaltalo.
Two days of fighting saw the militants overrun a police checkpoint, destroy a pair of schools and left at least 72 people dead, including 27 Pakistanis. The vast majority of the slain were militants and security forces, with four civilians also killed.
The Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan auxiliary in Malakand took credit for the attack. The group had been involved in the massive Swat Valley offensive in 2009, but had been claimed destroyed by the military. The faction’s leadership had been hiding in Kunar, and said they carried out the attack “with Afghan friends.”
Pakistan’s government issued “strong concern” about the attack and in particular the inability of the 150,000-strong NATO occupation force to retain control over the border provinces. NATO insisted that cross-border ties would not be affected by the attack.
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Pakistam should know that allied forces are their to derail P<akistan and harm as much as they can.
This is very simple to safe their face they have to blame others and is usual west is unfriendly to all Muslim countries i.e. war on terror means crusade.
We have lost 40000 lives for what only for american arroganz, ego and lies. Even child can telll that in dry mountaind no money, weapons explosives, suicide belds are cultivated and are imported goods for whgom Pakistan? Main inventer of suicide jackets is India and first used in sri lanka.
They are going to screw Pakistan as much as they've screwed Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Those poor people!
The word terorist is from people being terrorized.That being the case if a world wide pole the US would win number 1 spot with Isreal in a very close secound so thr fscts are that by far America is a much larger terrorist that they kill like cattle along with civiliuans including children.And Israel gets more respect than any state in the US it's really a far away american state above all other styates opr places in the world.
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