With reporting from Larry Shaughnessy in Washington and Nasir Habib in Islamabad
Four suspected militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region Tuesday night, a government official and a military official told CNN (more on the drone strike here).
One of the items on the agenda for Allen's meeting Wednesday with Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is reopening the border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a Pakistani military official told CNN. The U.S. recently pulled its negotiating team from after failing to reach an agreement on reopening the border crossings.
Seven months ago, Pakistan stopped allowing U.S. military supplies to cross into Afghanistan from Pakistan through what the United States calls the Ground Lines of Communications, or G-LOCS.
The G-LOCS, which are highway border crossings, were closed after a cross-border NATO shooting left 24 Pakistani troops dead. The U.S. military said it was responding to enemy fire and refused to apologize for the incident.
Senior U.S. officials have expressed regret for the deaths and have issued condolences, but a senior Pakistani diplomat told CNN earlier in June that the lack of an apology is holding up an agreement to open the transit routes.