17 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-049

Pakistan supports ISAF in cross border incident

KABUL, Afghanistan – Today, an ISAF base in the Gayan district of Paktika province was targeted by an insurgent mortar attack, launched from inside Pakistan.

ISAF coordinated with the Pakistan military, who subsequently engaged the insurgents’ firing position and cleared the area.

“Today was an excellent example of ISAF maintaining ever closer co-operation with the Pakistan military at all levels,” said Lt. Col. Angela Billings, ISAF spokeswoman. “This is a positive step forward in ensuring the safety of the Afghan, Pakistan border.”

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