NATO and/or U.S. forces apparently killed a couple dozen Pakistani soldiers at an outpost on the Afghan border.  The details are murky at this point: The Guardian reports that coalition forces say they came under fire and returned fire.

Pakistan has announced that it will cut off supply deliveries to coalition forces which pass through Pakistan, and has ordered the closing of the air base in Pakistan from which U.S. drones are launched.

This has all the makings of a serious crisis.  I’ll post updates as more information becomes available.


  • WaPo:  “The White House says senior U.S. civilian and military officials have extended condolences to their Pakistani counterparts following a NATO airstrike that Pakistan says killed 24 of its troops along a frontier area that serves as a haven for militants.”