Drone Attack Kills Eight In Pakistan

>> Sunday, October 10, 2010



Suspected U.S. drone aircraft launched a pair of missile attacks in northwest Pakistan Thursday, killing at least eight people in recent attacks targeting militants who threaten the foreign troops in Afghanistan poses.
The identity of the deceased is not known, but the area where the strike took place, is dominated by a militant group led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur regularly NATO troops in Afghanistan attack, officials said the Pakistani intelligence, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

In the first attack, a drone, two missiles at a couple of cars in an Afghan refugee camp in the tribal area of North Waziristan, killing six people and vehicles and a nearby house was destroyed, officials said. The camp is located in the Spin Wam near Mir Ali, a main town in North Waziristan, they said.

A few minutes later, a drone, two men near the bank of a river just outside the refugee camp, officials said.

The strikes were the ninth and tenth place in Pakistan this month, continuing a surge of attacks by the Obama Administration. There were at least 21 drone incursions into Pakistan in September - almost double the previous monthly record.

The U.S. rarely acknowledges the drone attacks in public, but officials have privately told them that they have several top commanders of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have murdered.

Pakistan is officially against the strike as a violation of the sovereignty of the country, but it is widely recognized for helping the CIA to launch attacks.

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