NATO helicopters fire on checkpoint, 8 killed – Pakistan military

NATO helicopters have fired on a checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, according to the country’s military. Eight army soldiers have been reported killed, five more wounded.

The military says the incident occurred on Friday night in the Mohmand tribal area near the Afghan border, AP reports.

Two intelligence officials and one government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Saturday that five soldiers were also wounded in the attack.

Last year US helicopters accidentally killed two Pakistani soldiers near the border, prompting Pakistan to temporarily close the border to supplies shipped through the country to NATO troops in Afghanistan.

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