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Outrage Intensifies in Pakistan Over NATO Strikes as Militants Attack Fuel Trucks


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Fox News:

In the wake of three incursions by NATO helicopters into Pakistani air space in less than a week, protests broke out Friday in Pakistan, with some leaders calling NATO's strikes on militant strongholds "an act of war."

Militants responded Friday by attacking 27 NATO fuel trucks north of Karachi, and two drivers were burned alive in a separate incident. The attacks were seen as retaliation for NATO's latest cross-border helicopter strike, which mistakenly killed three Pakistani border police earlier this week.

Khurshid Ahmed, a member of the opposition party in Pakistan, demanded that the NATO strikes stop.

"We regard it as an act of war, and we have demanded that Pakistan government must take immediate steps," he said, "both stopping supplies to NATO and, No. 2, if our borders are violated we should strike back."

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani also hinted at the prospect of further retaliation.

"We have other options, too," Gilani said after meeting with CIA chief Leon Panetta, who flew to Islamabad Wednesday to discuss an unfolding terror plot in Europe, one with roots in Pakistan's tribal areas.

Well, we have other options, too-like no longer protecting your sorry ass.
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