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Pakistan concerned at U.S air strike in tribal region

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 23, IRNA
Pakistan-US Strike
Security officials from Pakistan, the United States and Afghanistan on Monday met along the border region and agreed to further tighten security and improve mutual coordination, reports said.

The trilateral commission held at Pak-Afghan border area of Torkham amidst anger in Pakistan over the January 13 American air strike, that had killed 18 people, including women and children.

Pakistani representative Col. Qaisar Alam told the meeting that the incidents like Bajur air strike could affect cooperation in the future, Geo television reported.

The meeting also attended by Brig. Gul from Afghanistan and Mr.

Vaughan of the United States, discussed overall border situation, as the sides agreed to further tightening of security and more coordination for exchange of information.

The Pakistani representative said that he conveyed concern at the Bajur incident and said that such incident can affect cooperation among the member countries.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said on Monday that Islamabad will also raise the issue in the upcoming session of tripartite commission that also groups the U.S and Afghanistan.

The commission is set to meet in Kabul next month.

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