China asks for respecting Pakistan’s sovereignty

Beijing: Pakistan’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected, China said Monday after NATO airstrike at a check post left over two dozen Pakistani soldiers killed.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks during a daily press briefing, reported Xinhua.

China was shocked by the incident and expresses deep condolences to the victims, Hong said while also calling for a thorough investigation into the attack.

A total of 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 13 others injured when NATO fighter jets and helicopters bombed two border posts in Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border Saturday morning.

Pakistan has strongly protested to the US over the incident and warned of serious consequences.


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