Drone Strike Kills 8 in Pakistan
Posted on May 5, 2012
Shrugging off Pakistani opposition, an American drone fired missiles into a house near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing eight suspected militants. It was the second such attack in Pakistan this week. —ARK
AP via The New York Times:
Up to eight missiles were fired at a house in the Dra Nishtar area of North Waziristan early Saturday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. They didn’t give their names because they were not authorized to be named in the media.
Pakistan’s foreign office issued a statement condemning the attack, saying it was a violation of sovereignty and international law. It did the same after the strike last Sunday, which was the first since lawmakers demanded they end. Previously, individual attacks rarely drew official complaint.
U.S. Air Force/Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt
A drone armed with Hellfire missiles flies over southern Afghanistan.