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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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With reservations, countries pledge $17 billion in aid for Afghanistan
By Helene Cooper
Thursday, June 12, 2008

PARIS: The United States, Europe and more than 60 other countries and international institutions offered more than $17 billion in aid for Afghanistan at a donors conference here Thursday. But amid the public pledges of support, officials were fretting over whether the Afghan government is doing all it can to make sure the money goes to rebuilding and not into the pockets of warlords and corrupt government officials.

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