July 5th, 2012
04:39 AM ET

First NATO trucks move into Afghanistan from Pakistan after 7-month closure

Trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops crossed from Pakistan into Afghanistan for the first time in seven months on Thursday after Islamabad agreed to reopen routes, officials said.

The four trucks, under heavy security, crossed the border from Chaman in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Because Afghanistan is landlocked, many supplies for NATO-led troops fighting Islamic militants there have to be trucked in from Pakistan.

On Tuesday, Islamabad decided to reopen the crucial supply routes shut down on November 27, a day after coalition forces mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani troops.

The incident plunged U.S.-Pakistan relations to an all-time low.

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  1. ronvan

    Well, I wonder how much this cost us? Pakistan is like "2 face" in batman. You had better check what side they are on before trusting them on anything. A "friend" for us in the fight against terrorism More like a mutual aquaintance.

    July 5, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Wrong.
    So far their siding with us has cost us peanuts and them a lot, both in blood and money.
    After getting pushed and shoved all the time and not forgetting how we left all in the lurch after the Talibans ( then called freedom fighters by us) kicked the Soviets out, its they who have trouble trusting us.

    July 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    After all its them who have to live with who ever comes to power in Afghanistan after we scoot out, for all time to come. We can just pack up and leave.

    July 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. krm1007 ©™

    In this case, Pakistan's contention is that Afghan forces and Indian intelligence deliberately provided misleading information to US/NATO forces and used them to kill 24 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers.

    It is a gesture of utmost magnanimity and generosity by Pakistan to continue to enable friends and allies to achieve common goals by offering their resources and stand with them shoulder to shoulder. This is what separates men from boys. However, there should be no more free lunches.

    July 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Say it As You See It

    We all know the dirty games India is playing in the region...financing terrorists who are killing US/NATO/Pakistani troops ....undermining democracies, paying off some factions of talibans protection money so they won't do another Mumbai attack, All this because they are scared of Al Qaeda and Talibans.

    July 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |