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Pakistani Troop Deaths at Afghan Border Spur U.S. Investigation

The U.S. military began a high-level investigation to help salvage relations with Pakistan after an air strike by the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan killed 24 Pakistani troops at the border.

The U.S. military’s highest commander for the region, Marine General James Mattis, yesterday named Air Force Special Operations Command Brigadier General Stephen Clark to lead the investigation. Marine General John Allen, the top U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization commander in Afghanistan, had requested that Central Command take charge of the review, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said yesterday.