US troops have fired into Pakistani territory at least four times in the last 10 months in cross-border skirmishes that they say are in response to shelling from inside Pakistan, reported the CNN.
While the Taliban and Haqqani network are generally believed responsible for cross-border attacks against troops, an Afghan army commander said Pakistani soldiers opened fire on him and his men as recently as April 14, according to the CNN.
Lt Col Jimmie Cummings, a spokesman for the Isaf, confirmed Afghan soldiers were involved in a cross-border clash that day. Gen Athar Abbas, spokesman for the Pakistan Army, said he did not know the exact number of times FOB Tillman fired into Pakistan, but that four sounded accurate.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.
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