Pakistan 'fires on US helicopters'

Local officials report violation of airspace on Afghan border.

    US cross-border operations have fueled protests in Pakistan in recent weeks [EPA]

    Regular army troops and paramilitary forces under the command of the interior ministry both operate in the region.

    A spate of US cross-border operations targeting pro-Taliban fighters, including a ground assault that used helicopters to ferry troops, has prompted official Pakistani protests in recent weeks.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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