Friday, October 03, 2008

Pakistan: Another missile strike

A US missile strike on alleged havens for al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters left at least 12 dead yesterday.

A pilotless drone aircraft targeted two Pakistani villages near the Afghan border. One TV report said 21 died. American strikes from Afghanistan have angered Pakistan, straining ties between the allies. But the US claims Pakistan is unwilling or unable to eliminate rebels on its territory.

The militants have been blamed for a surge in attacks on US and Nato troops in Afghanistan.

Were foreigners among those killed?

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed at least nine people, including foreigners, along the Afghan border.

There is no word as to the identity of the foreigners.

Fingers crossed it was somebody big.