Skip to comments.Officials: Alleged US missiles kill 10 in Pakistan
Posted on 01/13/2010 11:47:03 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
ISLAMABAD A suspected U.S. missile strike killed at least 10 alleged militants Thursday at a compound formerly used as a religious school in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, officials said, the eighth such attack in two weeks.
The strike illustrated the Obama administration's unwillingness to abandon its missile campaign against insurgent targets along Pakistan's northwest border with Afghanistan. Despite Pakistani protest, the missile attacks have surged in number in recent days.
Nearly all the attacks in recent months have focused on North Waziristan, a segment of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt where some militant networks focused on battling the U.S. and NATO in Afghanistan are based. Some of those militants are believed to have been involved in a late December attack that killed seven CIA employees in eastern Afghanistan.
It's a region that the Pakistani military has been wary of treading, partly because the groups have not directly threatened the Pakistani state.
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Suspected missile; alleged militants. Is Yahoo able to confirm anything or just guess?
Hell, just use a 100 Megaton Nuke and be done with it!