Pakistan army chief to meet senior US commanders
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani army says its chief will hold his first meeting with senior U.S. generals to discuss American airstrikes that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year.
Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani will meet Wednesday with the top U.S. commander in the region, Gen. James Mattis, and the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen.
The army says it's Kayani's first high-level meeting with the Americans since the Pakistani soldiers were killed in late November at two posts along the Afghan border.
Pakistan retaliated for the attack by kicking the U.S. out of a base used by American drones and closing its border to supplies meant for NATO troops in Afghanistan.
Pakistan has rejected the results of a U.S. investigation into the airstrikes.