For the first time, the Obama administration has apologized for an attack that killed two dozen Pakistanis last year, and which has strained relations between the countries.

FOX News Radio's Steve Taylor reports from Washington:

Twenty-four Pakistani troops were killed in a NATO airstrike last November along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The U.S. expressed regrets but didn't take responsibility.

Pakistan demanded an apology and closed supply lines across the border, which made it more expensive to equip U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Now, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Pakistan's Foreign Minister that the U.S. acknowledges 'mistakes' that led to the deaths. In apparent response, the Pakistanis have reopened the border crossings.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News Radio.

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