If this report
is true, it signals one of two things: we have decided "to hell with Musharraf, we're bombing Al Qaeda if they escape across the border", or Musharraf has softened his stance on hot pursuits into Pakistan. Either way, good news.
CHITRAL: The Afghanistan-based Nato forces on Tuesday violated Pakistan’s airspace and dropped bombs on two border towns of Arandu that caused huge fire in the dense forests of the area.
Residents of Chitral’s border town of Arandu informed The News that Nato planes intruded into Pakistani territory from the neighbouring Nooristan province of Afghanistan several times where an operation against al-Qaeda and Taliban has been going on since few days.
According to the residents, the Nato aircraft targeted two villages, Daroshot and Azo. There was no casualty but the bombing caused a huge fire in the dense forests of the area. Nazim UC Arandu Sher Muhammad told this scribe that precious forests in the two border villages have been burnt by the fire causing losses of millions of rupees and created panic among the dwellers of the border villages. He demanded of the Pakistan government to lodge a strong protest over its airspace violation by the coalition forces.