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Army rejects findings of Pentagon on Salala post attack

Pakistan Army rejected Pentagon probe that concluded that both Pakistan and the U.S. shared blame for a U.S.-led coalition attack on Salala post that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
In a brief response to the Pentagon report, the Army said that it did not agree with the report’s findings and deemed the Pentagon inquiry “short on facts.” Pakistan said it would provide a more detailed reply to the report at a later time.
The American report’s findings, released Thursday, found that errors made by the U.S. played a role in the deaths of the Pakistani soldiers. Those mistakes included the use of incorrect mapping information that led to confusion about the actual location of Pakistani troops in the area where the firefight occurred.
The investigation also asserted that the incident was triggered by Pakistani soldiers who began firing at U.S. special operations troops carrying out a mission on the Afghan side of the border.



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