September 30, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
NATO aircraft crossed the border into Pakistan on Thursday morning and killed “several armed individuals”, the alliance said in a statement, after Pakistan said a cross-border airstrike killed three border guards.
Aircraft from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) initially crossed the border briefly while targeting suspected insurgents who were firing on a coalition base from a position inside Afghanistan, the statement said.
They were then fired on by people in Pakistan, and crossed the border again to target that group.
“Operating in self-defence, the ISAF aircraft entered into Pakistani airspace killing several armed individuals,” the statement said.