“The helicopters shelled the area for about 25 minutes," a senior security official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. "Three of our soldiers manning a border post were killed and three wounded."
Fulfilling its threat, Pakistan has blocked all NATO supply trucks at Torkham, the main port of entry into Afghanistan. Seems like things have really hit the fan now. Should see extensive damage control tomorrow, similar to Monday's border raid, although what good it does after a repetition of events remains to be seen.
America might be committing a strategic error by using its free passes early in the game - or else more attacks are in order. Pakistan's reaction, even factoring in theatrics for its public, suggests that no agreement exists, but America is acting as if one does. Or is Washington finally capitalizing on Islamabad's helplessness?
Hamid Karzai has demanded cross-border raids for some time, perhaps a quid pro quo in the making.