Monday, September 22, 2008

Pakistani troops fire on intruding U.S. choppers

Pakistani troops fired on two U.S. helicopters that intruded into Pakistani territory on Sunday night, forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan, a senior security official with knowledge of the clash said on Monday. (Graphic/Reuters)

It was the second such incident in a week, and reflects frayed relations with the United States over Pakistan's failure to act more forcibly against Islamist fighters in the tribal lands bordering Afghanistan.

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