Hillary Clinton apologises to Pakistan for NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani troops

Washington: NDTV: The Obama administration says Pakistan is reopening supply lines into Afghanistan after the US issued an apology for the November killing of 24 Pakistani troops in a NATO airstrike.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she told Pakistan’s foreign minister in a telephone conversation that the U.S. is “sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military.” She says both sides acknowledged mistakes that resulted in deaths.

The incident badly damaged already strained relations between the two countries and forced the U.S. and its allies to send supplies via costlier northern routes into Afghanistan.

Hillary Clinton said Hina Rabbani informed her that the Pakistani-Afghan supply lines are opening. She said Pakistan won’t charge any transit fee, the subject of an earlier negotiation.

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