Saturday, July 7, 2012

US assassination drone attacks kill 28 in NW Pakistan

At least 28 people have been killed and several others injured in the latest US assassination drone strikes in northwestern tribal belt of Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

The first attack took place on Friday when the unmanned aircraft targeted a house in North Waziristan region, claiming 9 lives. At least 19 more civilians lost their lives in a second attack in the same volatile region.

Despite the Pakistani government’s repeated calls on Washington to end the drone attacks, the US government continues its strikes on the tribal regions of the country.

Washington claims its drone strikes target militants, although casualty figures clearly indicate that Pakistani civilians are the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned attacks.

More than 150 people have died in drone attacks in Pakistan’s northwest tribal regions since the beginning of this year.

Read more: WR News


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