Tags: US | Pakistan

Separate US Probe Planned Into Deadly NATO Airstrike in Pakistan

Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 01:09 PM

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Central Command will conduct its own investigation into NATO's involvement in airstrikes along the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani troops.

Gen. James Mattis, who heads the command, is expected to appoint an investigating officer by Monday, according to a defense official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

NATO has a separate investigation under way. Key questions the United States wants answered are who approved the Saturday airstrikes and why.

Afghan officials say their soldiers called for help after being fired upon from the direction of Pakistani border posts.

Pakistani authorities claim the airstrikes were unprovoked, although NATO officials said its troops were responding to being fired upon.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rick Perry: Obama's State of Union 'Detached from Reality'

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 10:42 AM

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last week seemed detached from reality, former Texas Gov. Rick Perr . . .

Koch Event Drawing 2016 Hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 10:13 AM

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.The first-term Republic . . .

Lindsey Graham: Obama Fighting an Enemy that 'Doesn't Exist'

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 09:54 AM

President Barack Obama's foreign and domestic policies are failures despite his positive words in Tuesday's State of the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved