WASHINGTON — US and NATO forces have killed more than 100 fighters
from a Pakistan-based faction of the Taliban during two weeks of
stepped-up military operations along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border,
the Pentagon said Tuesday.
The intensified border operations have
contributed to tension between the United States and Pakistan that
reached a critical point last week, when US forces crossed into
Pakistan and mistakenly killed three Pakistani frontier forces. Pakistan
closed a key border crossing used to supply fuel to US forces in
Afghanistan in retaliation.
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell
expressed remorse for what he called a mistake by US forces and said
results of a joint NATO-Afghan investigation of the incident would be