ISLAMABAD: A briefing by the head of the US Central Command to Pakistani officials on a November 26 cross-border Nato air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and severely strained ties with Washington has been cancelled, a Pakistani official said on Friday.
News that General James N Mattis' visit to Pakistan has been cancelled came a day after the United States announced that its investigation into the attack found both American and Pakistani forces were to blame for the border incident.
According to the investigation report, a lack of trust and series of miscommunications contributed to the events that took place on November 26.
On the other hand, Pakistan has rejected the US inquiry report.
“Pakistan’s army does not agree with the findings of the US/Nato inquiry as being reported in the media. The inquiry report is short on facts,” the military said in a short statement.
“A detailed response will be given as and when the formal report is received,” it said.
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