Correction for the Record: No United States or NATO Involvement in June 1 Cross-border Attack


Islamabad: Some media outlets have reported allegations that U.S. and NATO forces aided the insurgent attack in the Shaltalo area of Upper Dir on June 1.

These allegations are false.

U.S., NATO and Afghan forces have been conducting an aggressive counter-insurgency campaign in the border region of Afghanistan for almost 10 years. The United States and Pakistan have actively cooperated against the violent extremists that threaten us both.

Reporting baseless allegations is irresponsible and demeans the sacrifices of the civilians and military personnel who have fallen in our common fight against violent extremism.

For more information, contact:
Alberto Rodriguez
Spokesman
Information Office
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Cell: +92300 501 2640
Web: http://islamabad.usembassy.gov

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