NATO Attack on Pakistan Checkpost in Mohmand agency (FATA) – 25 Pak soldiers martyred
Islamabad (26 November,2011) – At least 25 Pak troops martyred and 15 injured in a NATO air strike near Pak-Afghan border.
NATO helicopters from Afghanistan carried out an “unprovoked” attack on a Pakistani border post, killing at least twenty five troops Saturday, the military said.
“ISAF/NATO helicopters carried out unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on a Pakistani checkpost in Mohmand agency last night. Casualties have been reported. However details are coming,” a military spokesman said.
Security officials in the Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border and a military official in Peshawar said twenty five troops including a major were killed in the pre-dawn incident.
They said the attack took place on the Sala checkpost in the Baizai district of the rugged tribal terrain. “The firing left twenty five soldiers including a major and a captain dead”, a local intelligence official said. ISPR has confirmed the casualties.