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Pakistan said it will keep the Khyber Pass - a crucial supply line for the US war effort in Afghanistan - closed because of security concerns, as a US drone strike pounded alleged militants inside Pakistan.
The incident encapsulates many of the challenges for NATO tankers and supply lines, including militant attacks, disastrous floods, and mercurial Pakistan-US relations.
A Pentagon official says Thursday that there are other ways of supplying US troops in Afghanistan – at least in the short term. Pakistan closed a key border crossing after a US raid entered Pakistan, reportedly killing three Pakistani troops.
More than 75 percent of all military supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan pass through a depot in Pakistan's capital. Seven truck drivers and workers were killed.
The US military may retain access to Manas airfield – a key transit hub for the Afghanistan war – despite the turmoil in Kyrgyzstan. But given the weakness of other supply routes, the loss would deal a major blow.