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Pakistan strikes were 'legitimate': Pentagon

A US air strike in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday in which at least 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed was "legitimate" and "self-defense," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.

world Updated: Jun 11, 2008 23:49 IST

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A US air strike in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday in which at least 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed was "legitimate" and "self-defense," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.

"Although it is early, every indication we have is that it was a legitimate strike in self-defense against forces that had attacked the coalition forces," Morrell said.

Pakistan has warned that the air strike near the Afghanistan border has harmed cooperation with the United States in the "war on terror."