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Pak denies US trainers’ presence

Pakistan Army has denied the reports claiming presence of US military trainers in Pakistan for counter-insurgency training, according to a private TV channel.
Earlier, the United States had claimed that it had sent a handful of military trainers back into Pakistan in a sign the two nations may be able to achieve some low-level cooperation against militants despite a string of confrontations that had left Washington’s relations with Islamabad in crisis.
Reports claimed that fewer than 10 US special operations soldiers had been sent to a training site near Peshawar, where they would instruct trainers from Frontier Corps in counter-insurgency warfare.
The number of American military instructors in Pakistan dropped to zero after US aircraft killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in late November. NATO labelled the border incident an accident but it enraged Pakistanis and sent already tense ties with the United States into a tailspin.



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