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US 'non-NATO' supply trucks cross Torkham

19 May, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday allowed four containers of office supplies for the US Embassy in Kabul to cross into Afghanistan, for the first time in nearly six months after a NATO air strike in Salala killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

The US Embassy said a diplomatic shipment that was stranded along with NATO supplies was allowed to be transported to Kabul via Torkham.

Talking to our sources, US Embassy spokesman Mark Stroh said it was a purely diplomatic shipment that was to be shifted to the US Embassy in Kabul. "The shipment had nothing to do with the NATO or ISAF, it needed to be cleared first," he said when asked about the contents of the shipment.

When he was asked if the shipment was stopped along with the blocked NATO supplies after attack on Pakistan's Salala post, the spokesman said he was not sure when it arrived in Pakistan, but it was clear that it had been stuck up due to closure of NATO supplies.

There were conflicting accounts of when the trucks crossed, with one source saying they began moving earlier in the week and another saying they passed through on Friday.

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