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Pakistan holds funerals for troops after NATO raid

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Pakistan holds funerals for troops after NATO raid


Pakistan has held funerals for 24 soldiers it says were killed by NATO and ordered a review of cooperation with the alliance and the United States.

Tributes to the troops in Peshawar came amid Pakistani fury as NATO admitted it was ‘highly likely’ its aircraft were behind Saturday’s deadly airstrike.

Soldiers were said to be asleep when ISAF helicopters pounded their checkpoint in the tribal Mohmand region, after crossing the Afghan border.

Pakistan has retaliated by shutting down key NATO supply routes into Afghanistan. It says it has told the US to vacate a drone base on its soil.

As NATO and US officials expressed regret, Pakistan denounced what it called “total indifference to international law and human life.”

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