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US helicopter violates Pakistani airspace

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 30, IRNA
Pakistan-US
An American helicopter violated Pakistan's airspace by crossing Pakistan-Afghan border in North Waziristan in wee hours of Sunday.

Pakistan also had to warn off a United States helicopter that violated its airspace above its northern border with Afghanistan on Friday, media reports said.

'The News' reported in its Monday issue that the military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan said the Friday violation was because of some technical reason and the chopper went back after the warning.

The two incidents occurred after two weeks, following the US deadly strike on Damadola village in Bajaur Agency at night, some 40 km inside Pakistan.

It killed at least 18 persons, including a dozen women and children.

The Senate of Pakistan passed a unanimous last week condemning the incident and warned that in future such mishap would be totally unacceptable.

Some opposition leaders demanded of the government to send back US Ambassador Ryan C Crocker and call back Pakistan's Ambassador to US Jehangir Karamat.

A big rally was held in front of the Parliament House last week, which condemned the US and called it the biggest terrorist on earth.

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