US releases border strike footage
The US, saying it was actingin "self defence," has released footage of a controversial air raid that Pakistan sayskilled 11 of its troops. bodyVariable350="Htmlphcontrol1_lblError";
The US has released video excerpts of a controversial air strike in the Afghan-Pakistani border region which Pakistan says killed 11 of its soldiers.
The US said that the footage proves that US forces were legitimately targeting pro-Taleban militants.
It argued that its forces had acted in self-defence after coming under attack in clashes with pro-Taleban militias.
Pakistan's military said earlier that the soldiers had died as a result of an "unprovoked and cowardly act".
The BBC's Martin Patience in Kabul says it is unusual for the US to release video footage of its operations and indicates that the military has come under great pressure to justify the airstrike.