ISLAMABAD: After a year on, nation still remembered the Incident Of Salala during which NATO attacked at a Pakistani army checkpoints on the Salala mountain which martyred 28 Pakistani soldiers on November 26th the previous year.
On 26 November 2011, 28 Pakistani soldiers including 2 officers, were martyred and the remainder injured in an attack on two Pakistani border posts in Mohmand tribal region by NATO helicopters, an AC-130 gunship and fighter jets.
There were a total of 40 soldiers present in the check post and the raid took place at night while most of them were sleeping or resting.
The attack was the deadliest strike to date on Pakistani soil by NATO after which the closely related series of military confrontations began among the two countries.
Pakistan immediately suspended all NATO supplies to Afghanistan in the aftermath of the attack.
Pakistan later also ordered the U.S. to completely shut down operations and vacate the Shamsi Airfield in Balochistan, which the U.S. reportedly uses for launching drone attacks in Pakistan, within a time frame of 15 days.
The closure of land routes has taken a financial toll on the United States as well, since it forces the US military to take a far more expensive route.
Later after 6 months of squabbling that brought a slew of acrimonious exchanges, the United States finally said Sorry to Pakistani authorities.
Following the apology Pakistan restored its land routes for the Nato transits.
Today on the first death anniversary, the entire nation remembering the lose of our courageous soldiers and salute them for their bravery..
Story first published: 26th November 2012