Washington: the US has concluded its investigation into the NATO attack on Pakistani outposts in Mohmand Agency near Afghan border that led to killing of Pakistan’s 26 soldiers, New York Times reported.
Mistakes by both American and Pakistani forces led to airstrikes against Pakistani border posts that killed 24 Pakistani Army soldiers last month, the newspaper reported findings of a US military investigation of the incident.
The newspaper said the results of the investigation appeared unlikely to assuage Pakistani anger over the raid.
It added that even though it spread blame between both countries, the key finding of the investigation is likely to further enrage Pakistan.
According to the findings, the Times said, the airstrikes were ultimately justified because Pakistani soldiers fired first on a joint team of Afghan and American special operations forces operating along the often poorly demarcated frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan, American and Western officials