KABUL (AFP) - US-led and Afghan troops struck Taliban posts inside Pakistan, which denied giving permission, as new clashes left more than 30 rebels dead and there were claims Sunday of civilian casualties. The US-led coalition said it received the go-ahead from Pakistan to strike across the border on Saturday, but this was rejected by the chief military spokesman in Islamabad. ... "There was no attack, no firing from our side of the border. And there was no permission asked by them or given by us," Major General Waheed Arshad said. ... Pakistani officials have said repeatedly they would not allow any foreign troops to hunt militants on its soil, and insist they are doing what they can to hunt down the extremists. US President George W. Bush this month refused to rule out unilateral US strikes on Pakistani soil if specific intelligence pinpointed top Al-Qaeda leaders. Complete article at- http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070826/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanusunrest_070826193341 I wonder what the long term consequences of this strike on a supposed ally will be. Most likely Musharraf will suck it and swallow it with a smile.