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Top general in Afghanistan says communication lines reopen with Pakistan after NATO airstrikes
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' The top NATO commander in Afghanistan says he's seeing signs of a possible lifting of Pakistan's communications blackout imposed on the U.S.-led coalition after NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani forces.
Marine Gen. John Allen tells reporters at a news briefing in Kabul that he recently spoke on the phone with Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. Allen says that by the end of the call on Monday, both expressed a commitment to work through the incident.
He says he believes Pakistan will soon send liaison officials back to NATO headquarters in Kabul that were pulled after the Nov. 26 incident. Allen says the two did not discuss when Pakistan would reopen its border crossings to NATO convoys transporting supplies for troops in Afghanistan.