24 pakistani soldiers die RIP
December 10, 2011 11:54am CST
Pakistan has buried 24 of its troops who were killed in a Nato airstrike at a checkpoint on the afghan border. Army chief General Ashfaq Perve Kayani led mourners in funeral prayers at military headquarters in the north-western city of Peshwar. The incident occured on saturday; it has heightened already tense relations between Pakistan, US and Nato. Nato has apologised calling it a ''Tragic Unintended incident'' and is investigating what happened. Nato Chief executive Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he had written to Pakistan's prime minister yousuf raza gilani to make it clear that the deaths of the 24 Pakistani's are as unacceptable and deploranle as the deaths of afghan and internation personnel. It follows a joint statement by US secretary of defense Leon Panetta and secretary of state hillary clinton, who offered their condolence for the loss of life, backed the investigation into the incident and stressed the importance of the US-Pakistani partnership, which serves the mutual interests of our people. What should Pakistan do about this?..