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Posted by on May 14, 2007 in War | 0 comments

Did Pakistani Soldier Kill American Soldier?

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An American soldier was killed inside Pakistan yesterday after an attempted peace meeting on one of the world’s most sensitive borders erupted in gunfire, write Anthony Lloyd (from Kabul) and Zahid Hussain (from Islamabad) in The Times.

“Several other Nato troops were wounded amid sensational claims that Pakistani forces were responsible. Pakistan said that one of its troops also died in the clash, but blamed militants for the shooting.

“The meeting had been convened after two days of skirmishes across the border with Afghanistan left 13 dead. US and Afghan forces had travelled by helicopter into the lawless tribal area to meet their Pakistani counterparts.

“General Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Defence Ministry, claimed that a Pakistani army officer jumped up and shot at US troops during the heated negotiations…”

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