After NATO Raid Angry Pakistan Threatens to Derail Afghan Endgame

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Pakistan on Sunday threatened to derail the Afghan endgame to avenge for NATO’s attacks on a government check post. NATO forces attacked a border check post that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on Saturday. Islamabad is furious over the assault, and has threatened to suspend its efforts to bring Taliban to the negotiating table.

Pakistan has shut down key NATO supply route and has asked the US to leave Shamsi airbase in Balochistan. Islamabad has also expressed its anger at Kabul for allowing it to use Afghan territory for attacks into Pakistan.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani warned that Pakistan would not take the attacks lightly and was revisiting its “engagement with the US, Nato and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).” Pakistan is also expected to ask for an investigation into the matter by NATO and has demanded NATO to issue an official public apology for the incident. It’s also not clear if Pakistan would participate in the upcoming Bonn Conference in Afghanistan.