American troops have been evicted from a Pakistani drone base and main supply lines have been cut off after yesterday's NATO attack that left 24 Pakistan soldiers dead, but details over what exactly happened are still murky. A NATO airstrike was called in at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning that resulted in a least 24 Pakistan soldiers being killed, and another 25 injured.
American troops have been given a 15-day eviction notice to leave an airbase in Pakistan that Americans have used for coordinating drone attacks in Afganistan in the past, The Guardian reports. Officials in Pakistan held an emergency meeting Saturday night to discuss the ramifications of the attack, which they've labeled as a "deliberate" strike against Pakistan's military. Supply lines to US troops in Afganistan have also been cut off.
Protestors gathered outside of the American embassy in Pakistan to chant, "stay away Americans, Pakistan is ours, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our army," AFP reports.
NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called the attacks, "unacceptable and deplorable," in a statement. "This was a tragic unintended incident." Pakistan's Foreign Minister has expressed a "deep sense of rage" over the incident. The Obama administration has already ordered a full investigation into the incident.