Bloody 2007 attack on U.S. soldiers in village schoolhouse which claimed life of a major 'was carried out by Pakistanis'

Killed: Larry Bauguess died in the shooting in the border town of Teri Mangal between Pakistan and Afghanistan Killed: Larry Bauguess died in the shooting in the border town of Teri Mangal between Pakistan and Afghanistan
An attack on a group of U.S. soldiers in a town on the Pakistan side of its border with Afghanistan was carried out by Pakistanis, it has been revealed.
After four years of secrecy, it has finally been revealed that the nominal allies of the U.S. were behind the shooting which resulted in the death of Major Larry Bauguess in the town of Teri Mangal, according to the New York Times.

Three American officers and the group's translator were also injured in the attack which happened after U.S. troops met Afghan officials in a village schoolhouse.
Why the attack took place has never been revealed, but in the past Pakistan has reacted in such away after American soldiers have been involved the deaths of their citizens.
The revelation that it was the Pakistanis that carried out the attack is likely to worsen relations between Islamabad and the Washington which have become strained.
In May this year the U.S. went over the border to Abbotobad without telling the Pakistan authorities and assassinated Osama bin Laden. The secrecy in the operation marked the continuing distrust between the countries.
Pakistan officials initially said militants were responsible for the attack, then they blamed a rogue soldier. In fact there were intelligence agents and military officers.


There was even an attempt to kidnap the senior American and Afghan officials from the schoolhouse meeting but the U.S. soldiers retaliated and they escaped in a blood-soaked Black Hawk helicopter.
The case has been shrouded in secrecy with neither government wishing to make much information public in order to keep the relationship between the two countries intact.
Border town: Teri Mangal lies between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Border town: Teri Mangal lies between Afghanistan and Pakistan
It has now emerged that the U.S. had been called in to help sort out an argument over a piece of land on the border.
After five hours the meeting was coming to an end and the Americans and Afghans were preparing to leave.
Once outside, Major Bauguess was shot dead by a Pakistani who was then shot dead by another U.S. soldier.
There was a fire-fight and then the American and Afghan commanders tried to escape in a car which was fired upon after the driver went past the waiting helicopter.
It was only when American commander put a gun to the driver's head that he stopped and let them out.
U.S. personnel at the scene at the time of the shooting say they believe that the attack was a set up and the meeting was all part of a Pakistani plan.
One official who did not want to be named said: 'At that time in May 2007, you had a lot of analysis pointing to the role of Pakistan in destabilising that part of Afghanistan, and here you had a case in point, and for whatever reason it was glossed over.'
 
 
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