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Pakistan on Sunday buried 24 troops killed in a Nato cross-border air raid that has pushed a crisis in relations with the United States towards rupture.  Nato helicopters and fighter jets attacked two Pakistan military outposts on Saturday, killing the soldiers in what Pakistan said was an unprovoked assault.

Islamabad retaliated by closing the border crossings used by the international coalition to supply its troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Nato and US officials expressed regret about the deaths of the Pakistani soldiers, but the exact circumstances of the attack were unclear. – Text by Reuters, photos by Agencies.

 

Pakistani soldiers salute the coffins of their comrades who were killed in a Nato strike during a funeral ceremony in Peshawar on November 27, 2011. The United States moves to salvage ties with Pakistan after Nato air strikes on border outposts killed 24 soldiers and plunged relations into crisis, backing a full probe and expressing condolences. ? AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers salute the coffins of their comrades who were killed in a Nato strike during a funeral ceremony in Peshawar on November 27, 2011. The United States moves to salvage ties with Pakistan after Nato air strikes on border outposts killed 24 soldiers and plunged relations into crisis, backing a full probe and expressing condolences. ? AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in a Nato strike during a funeral ceremony in Peshawar on November 27, 2011. ? AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in a Nato strike during a funeral ceremony in Peshawar on November 27, 2011. ? AFP Photo
Pakistani security and government officials offer funeral prayers for the Pakistani soldiers who were killed in a Nato strike in Peshawar on November 27, 2011.  ? AFP Photo
Pakistani security and government officials offer funeral prayers for the Pakistani soldiers who were killed in a Nato strike in Peshawar on November 27, 2011. ? AFP Photo
Pakistani protesters shout slogans against America and NATO in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Pakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the country's northwest and killing 24 soldiers. Islamabad retaliated by closing the border crossings used by the international coalition to supply its troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Banner reads ?Terrorist Nato and America leave our country?. ? AP Photo
Pakistani protesters shout slogans against America and NATO in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Pakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the country's northwest and killing 24 soldiers. Islamabad retaliated by closing the border crossings used by the international coalition to supply its troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Banner reads ?Terrorist Nato and America leave our country?. ? AP Photo
Soldiers of the Pakistani militia force stand guard at the Pakistani border post of Torkham as it is closed for Nato trucks carrying supplies to neighboring Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2011.  ? AP Photo
Soldiers of the Pakistani militia force stand guard at the Pakistani border post of Torkham as it is closed for Nato trucks carrying supplies to neighboring Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2011. ? AP Photo
Cargo trucks, including those carrying supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan, are seen halted along the Pakistan-Torkham border, after it was shut down to traffic November 26, 2011. ? Reuters Photo
Cargo trucks, including those carrying supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan, are seen halted along the Pakistan-Torkham border, after it was shut down to traffic November 26, 2011. ? Reuters Photo
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told Clinton Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 that the attack was unacceptable, showed complete disregard for human life and sparked rage within Pakistan. ? AP File Photo.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told Clinton Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 that the attack was unacceptable, showed complete disregard for human life and sparked rage within Pakistan. ? AP File Photo.
In a joint statement, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered their ?deepest condolences? and said they backed ?Nato's intention to investigate immediately.? ? AFP File Photo
In a joint statement, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered their ?deepest condolences? and said they backed ?Nato's intention to investigate immediately.? ? AFP File Photo

Comments (15) Closed



Iqbal
Nov 27, 2011 03:59pm
After a few days corrupt Pakistani politicians and military generals will offer full support to NATO and America there is no respect for poor Pakistani Troops no dignity for Pakistan
Omar Soorma
Nov 27, 2011 05:49pm
May Allah comfort the soldiers family. If Pakistan loves its respect and dignity, it will tell them, to keep its money and also, it is the right time to cut the cord and not join the war on terror anymore. Do not allow IMF, to step foot on Pakistan's soil. The corrupt government officials, need to be brought to justice. The People of Pakistan should rise up from the bottom up, and a revolution should take pace.
Viqes
Nov 27, 2011 06:05pm
All this Regalia...And in a week this would have been all forgotten... Beggars have no choice but to beg because they have no resolve...
Imran
Nov 27, 2011 06:35pm
Every pakistani should protect their home by itself, don't expect anything from the Army and a corrupt government. May God help us and bring the revolution which we all are waiting anxiously.
Fatima
Nov 27, 2011 08:51pm
Pakistani people are peace loving people.we have gotten countless sacrifices in every field on every stage to control terrorism but this is the time to review on Bin Laden planned roadmap with other elements.I salute to my shaheeds as well the rest of army.This is fact,I think,pakistan is fighting for peace in the whole world,so be carefull all peace loving people.
Lateef
Nov 28, 2011 01:03am
Pakistan depends upon US financially and Pakistan have no guts to say NO to US AID or US commands.
Mohammad
Nov 28, 2011 03:36am
I think the people who carried out the attacks need to be brought to justice, this is not acceptable. The sacrifices Pakistan has made for the war on terror are visible to the world-yet they are attacked by the so called coalition, Pakistan must declare itself out of the war right now, Pakistani blood is not cheap and should not be wasted on a war where we cannot see the aims or conclusions. Enough is enough, time to ask the coalition to leave the country!
mehmoona
Nov 28, 2011 05:44am
when we choose cheap leaders we pay the heavy price with precious ,honorable blood
John Travis
Nov 28, 2011 07:45am
Pakistan sells its respect and dignity for American dollars. It will endure any national humiliation for a few scraps from the Americans table. How pathetic.
parmoon shuja
Nov 28, 2011 08:45am
PAKISTAN, respect yourself. Time to make the right decisions.
DR.zaid ahmad muhais
Nov 28, 2011 10:56am
1 - We condemn this attack on the Pakistani army 2 - comfort the families of martyrs 3 - stand by the brotherly people of Pakistan in the painful grief Dr. Zaid Ahmed Muhaisin - Chairman and members of the Alumni Club of Pakistani universities - Amman - Jordan
Gupta
Nov 28, 2011 02:11pm
Pakistan needs to somehow tackle its military. Percentage of GDP spent on its military should be brought down to international levels or less. I will salute the Prime Minister who is able to enforce retirement date of its Chief of Army Staff.
Raymond Davies
Nov 28, 2011 07:05pm
True say, true say
ayniulain@ymail.com
Nov 29, 2011 11:20am
We condemn NATO attack on the Pakistani Army and want other Pakistan to be stand at this time of Pain given to Our Arm Forces
Al Fatmi
Nov 30, 2011 12:56am
Shame...shame ....shame...people of Pakistan, if you still don't get up from your slumber now, when would you. i think when we'll we cease to exist!