Obama calls Pakistan leader over soldiers' deaths

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Posted: Dec 04, 2011 12:48 PM
Obama calls Pakistan leader over soldiers' deaths

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Sunday called Pakistan's president to offer condolences over Pakistani soldiers killed in a NATO air strike.

Obama called the deaths "regrettable" but said they were not the result of a deliberate attack. He reiterated his call for a full investigation of the November 26 incident and said the relationship with Pakistan was critical to the security interests of both nations.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan, Editing by Sandra Maler)