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U.S. says it coordinated border raid with Pakistan

KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday that an air and artillery raid which Pakistan said killed 11 of its soldiers on the Afghan border was aimed at Taliban militants and had been coordinated with Pakistan.

“...Coalition forces informed the Pakistan Army that they were being engaged by anti-Afghan forces ...,” the U.S. military said in a statement. It added that coalition forces were engaged by anti-Afghan forces during an operation “that had been previously coordinated with Pakistan”.

Pakistan earlier denounced the air strike as “unprovoked and cowardly”, saying it killed 11 soldiers and undermined the basis of security cooperation.

Editing by David Fox

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