Pakistan Claims Coalition Forces Lie

Coalition troops in Afghanistan claimed they were given permission to enter Pakistan in pursuit of Taliban forces who had fired on their positions. They insisted Taliban mortar and artillery fire came from across the Pakistan border which required coalition forces to enter Pakistan in pursuit. A spokesperson for Pakistan General Wahead Arshad said: “There was no attack(by the Taliban), no firing from our side of the border. And, there was no permission asked by them or given by us.”

One sometimes wonder who the Coalition forces are confronting, the Taliban or the Pakistan army. Apparently someone was firing on the Coalition troops. At some point there must be an agreement concerning the presence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Unless an agreement can be forged, there is scant hope of controlling the Taliban in Afghanistan.