Pak blocks NATO supply trucks at Af-Pak border in retaliation against air strikes?

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Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): Pakistan has reportedly blocked oil tankers and trucks carrying NATO supplies at a checkpoint bordering Afghanistan.akistani government officials disclosed that senior authorities had ordered them to block the NATO supply trucks at the Torkham border post, without telling them the reason behind the move, The Nation reported.

It is noteworthy that the order has come after threats by Pakistani officials to stop providing protection to the NATO convoys if the military alliance's choppers hit Pakistani targets again.

But today again, Pakistani officials alleged that three Pakistani troops were killed in a NATO air strike at a border post.

Earlier this week, following aerial engagement in Pakistani territory by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik had called it a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, and assured the Senate that the Afghan ambassador would be summoned to explain his position over the cross-border air raids by the ISAF.

According to military sources, ISAF, which had earlier defended their air raids as an action 'under the right of self-defence', later informed the Pakistani commanders that they were trying to establish whether their helicopters during the operation had entered Pakistani territory. (ANI)

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