Thursday 30 September 2010
September 30, 2010
Islamabad Blocks NATO Supply Route After Air Strike
Pakistan has blocked a vital supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for an alleged cross-border NATO helicopter strike that killed three Pakistani troops. Officials in Islamabad say Pakistani authorities at the Torkham border crossing have been ordered to stop NATO fuel and supply trucks from crossing into Afghanistan. The route through the Khyber tribal region is a major supply corridor for NATO forces in Afghanistan.