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Dramatic footage shows NATO air strike

Dramatic footage of the attack last week that killed three troopers and led to Islamabad blocking a key supply route to Afghanistan shows a NATO aircraft hovering over a security post inside Pakistan before blowing it up.

world Updated: Oct 05, 2010 11:55 IST

Dramatic footage of the attack last week that killed three troopers and led to Islamabad blocking a key supply route to Afghanistan shows a NATO aircraft hovering over a security post inside Pakistan before blowing it up.

The attack took place at Mandato Kandao in Upper Kurram Agency Sep 30, an incident that caused an uproar in the country.

The video telecast on DawnNews TV shows the NATO aircraft flying over the security post before it opened fire and blew it up. Three paramilitary soldiers were killed in the attack.

Dawn quoted official sources as saying that helicopters had carried out two attacks, first at about 5.25 a.m. and the second at 9.40 a.m.

The video that was filmed from a distance shows the post being reduced to rubble.

Locals said the dead and injured had suffered severe burn injuries.

After the attack, tribesmen and soldiers could be seen rescuing survivors and shifting the bodies.