September 30th, 2010
09:47 AM ET

Pakistan bans NATO supply convoys after troop deaths

Pakistan has banned NATO supply convoys from entering Afghanistan after fighting between NATO troops and militants led to the killing of three Pakistani soldiers, according to a military official from the NATO-led command in Afghanistan.

The troops were killed when three NATO helicopters crossed from Afghanistan into Pakistani airspace early Thursday and attacked a military outpost, Pakistani security officials said. Three troops were wounded as well, the officials said.

Supply convoys are all-important for the Afghan war effort, and officials from NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were trying to
persuade Pakistan to lift the ban. Coalition forces rely heavily on convoys from Pakistan to bring in supplies and gear.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • National security • Pakistan • Terrorism • World
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jim Brieske

    Give me break! It's apparent the leader of Pakistan does not believe in God! A dangerous belief that can result in many of his citizens, who can be killed in a number of ways, being sent to Heaven.
    Soldiers either live or die. Death of soldiers has occurred many many times. Most, including the 3 Pakistani soldiers, have been sent to Heaven. Cutting off a supply route is a contradiction in this belief.
    I highly suggest the supply route be reopened immediately!
    jim

    September 30, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Jim, I've gotta say you have a different way of looking at things to be sure.

    September 30, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Keep the supply lines open. This will backfire on Pakistan. Terrorism is a common enemy and we should fight it as one.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. whitekong78

    Pakistan is trying to sleep with the enemy and it will backfire eventually. The Taliban and AlQueda want Pakistan as well.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. corrupted

    Bomb pakistan they protect and harbour terrorist.idiot Bush targeted iraq instead paki.who's idea was trust apaki drug addict prez there?mormorn bush.we know drug addicts rob from there own ma.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. terrorist

    He should be shot for horbouring terrorists,we need start bombing there.we read the report wikileaks.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |