Deaths in Pakistan drone attack

At least 10 people are killed in US drone attack on tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reporting from Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, said: "No one is clear under what mandate the Americans are carrying out such strikes because this is the month of Ramadan and there is going to be a considerable backlash not just in those areas, but from across Pakistan.

    "People are angered by the way the Americans are conducting their affairs in this particular conflict . This is an infringement of sovereignty.

    "Aircraft with no pilots onboard are constantly flying into Pakistani aerospace and attacking targets within Pakistan  ... it creates a very complex situation for the Pakistani military itself.

    "The signal the Pakistanis want to send across is that they want to be able to work within their territory without outside interference."

    Tuesday's attack was the second in the North Waziristan tribal region in less than 24 hours.

    A similar strike targeting a madrassa (Islamic school) and an adjoining house in Machikhel village killed at least five people on Monday.

    Residents on Tuesday said they had seen the drone hovering in  the sky and had been expecting the missile attack.

    Washington alleges Al-Qaeda and Taliban rebels who fled  Afghanistan after the 2001 US-led invasion are holed up in the  semi-autonomous tribal belt.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.