Tuesday, December 27, 2011 – Gen. commander of United States Central Command emphasized for more cooperation on the bordering regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan in a bid to prevent tragic incidents which killed at least 24 Pakistan soldiers in early November.
Gen. James Mattis along with the NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen said, necessary precautions should be taken in order to prevent from inadvertent incidents across the bordering regions.
He also urged the Pakistani officials to provide the NATO troops with a site plan of their military installations located near the Pak-Afghan border.
At least 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed following an air raid by NATO forces along the Pak-Afghan borders.
In response to NATO air raid, Pakistan blocked the mainly supply route for the NATO forces in Afghanistan and also ordered for an immediate evacuation of the Shamsi airbase in Balochistan, which was used by the US drones.