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Pakistan Protests NATO Air Strikes On Its Territory


Pakistan has criticized a pair of NATO air strikes on its territory, saying they were a violation of its sovereignty.

NATO helicopters in eastern Afghanistan launched air strikes into Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area on September 25, reportedly killing more than 50 militants after an outpost near the border came under attack from insurgents.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said the mandate of foreign troops in Afghanistan ends at the Afghan border.

It said that unless corrective measures are implemented, Islamabad would have to "consider response options."

The complaints come as the "New York Times" reports that U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan this month have been higher than any previous month, with 20 strikes so far in September.

compiled from agency reports
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