Cross-border firing of a different kind

Pakistan denies that it scored a self goal

This report quite certainly does not belong to any deja vu department.

Speaking in Washington on Tuesday, a senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Colonel Cardon Crawford said Pakistani forces had helped U.S. artillery shell Afghan anti-government insurgents hiding on the Pakistani side.

He called the action a “huge step forward” in cooperation between the two armies. [VOA]

But the response from the official Pakistani military spokesman certainly does.

“Not at all, it is baseless, it has got no truth,” military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan told AFP in response [Dawn]