Alert: NATO helicopter attacked Pakistan Army Check Post

According to sources, two security officials were injured in a shelling strike by Nato helicopters in Datta Khel. –Photo by AFP

According to sources, two security officials were injured in a shelling strike by Nato helicopters in Datta Khel. –Photo by AFP

MIRAMSHAH: A Nato helicopter from Afghanistan intruded into Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Tuesday, wounding two troops, local intelligence officials said, adding to tensions between Islamabad and the West.

“It happened early morning,” a Pakistani intelligence official in the region, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. “The helicopter hit a Pakistani check post on the border in the Datta Khel area.”

Another intelligence official said several Pakistani helicopters took off from Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, towards the site of the attack. The purpose of the Pakistani mobilisation was unclear.

The Pakistan army lodged a “strong protest” with Nato in Afghanistan over what it said was a violation of Pakistani air space by two helicopters, a military statement said.

The military condemned the violation and has requested for a flag meeting with Nato officials, DawnNews quoted ISPR spokesman Athar Abbas as saying.

Relations between the US and Pakistan have been pushed almost to the breaking point after the secret May 2 raid on Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden, embarrassing and humiliating the powerful Pakistani Army and intelligence service.

Before that, in late January, undercover CIA contractor Raymond Davis killed two Pakistanis in Lahore, resulting in a six-week standoff over diplomatic immunity.

A previous incursion on Sept. 30, 2010, killed two Pakistani troops and wounded four more when Nato helicopters crossed the border while pursing insurgents. Pakistan retaliated by shutting down the supply route for Nato troops in Afghanistan.

Washington sees the rugged border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan as a critical battleground against al Qaeda and the Taliban.

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4 Responses

  1. TheAZCowBoy says:

    yeah, Yeah, Pakistan wants us to attack and murder their people but won’t admit it ‘for political’ reasons.’ The US, like its Jewish hemmorhoid continues to set the stage for a Middle East where both genocidal killers won’t be able to visit any counrey (escept that 1/2 acre of Zuinist hell) without a carrier group to defend them.

    Yassar AmeriKKKa, your twenty-first thuggery and so-called ‘exceptionalism’ has caught up with you and you are ‘toast!’ You and your jewish parasites are ‘personna non-grata’ and its all dowwn-hill from there.

    Tombstone, AZ.

  2. coolpolitealex1 says:

    Don’t you understand, that Pakistan ” must” not allow itself to be the next target for NATO’S NEXT JAUNT into keeping China out, and as Pakistan is the only Muslim country to possess the only weapon that they are powerless against, ie’ Nuclear capabilities and the actual bomb itself, then only God knows what might take place and as Pakistan knows it is powerless against NATO’S technological weaponry, so the only thing it should do , it is doing, ie’ not being too difficult ,and don’t allow itself to be goaded into doing something stupid.

  3. Italian says:

    In Italy we have been told lies from the government and the mass media for many years .
    This latest incident has not been mentioned in the Italian controlled mass media .
    I can’t understand why NATO ( North Atlantic Treaty organization ) is there . I urge you in Pakistan to throw out NATO and US troops . Remember that the western criminals want to control and enslave you , the preferred mean of control is via the Central Bank ( Private banks ) that invent money at the stroke of the pen . Remember that the economic dogma that the west is pushing is based on: disaster capitalism ( make wars , destroy the infrastructure and then send in the contractors ) . Not only that but think about the fallacy of the ” economic grow ” impossibility in a finite planet . What comes from the west is a fraud and not worth having .

  4. Abaddon says:

    The biggest business on the planet is WAR. The Military Industrial Complex’s need to remain the biggest global business is to make, create, instigate and keep tensions high across that same global theatre of prospective customers so that business will continue to boom. No pun intended. Threats from within, and without is now the fear of ALL nations, with terrorists EVERYWHERE. What salesmanship by the military’s political puppets. They have cornered the market in destruction, then they send in their corporate friends to construct that which they have so strategically surveyed, planned, and then violently dismantle one nation after another. The bankers, corporations, oligarchs, win both ways. These are the same people who wrap themselves in the flags of all nations, but are loyal to none. Their sole goal is profit and the power that it buys, for everything in this capitalistic, corporate, money orientated world has its price. The bankers created the monetary need for everything in this financial based global society, and greed is now pandemic across the globe, and it is destroying a world. Greed will take this world to its final resting place, with ruins as its headstone. What a fitting and appropriate epitaph for the greed on man.

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