Second Suspected US Missile Attack In NW Pakistan

Pakistani officials say a second suspected U.S. missile attack has struck a house in northwest Pakistan but casualties are not yet known.

Local government official Noor Alam says Monday's attack on the house in the Kurram tribal area occurred minutes after missiles hit a nearby vehicle and killed seven people, five of whom were suspected militants.

Drone attacks are very rare in Kurram, an area where many Taliban militants and their allies have fled Pakistani army operations.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed the attacks in Kurram. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.



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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at a vehicle in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing two suspected militants.

Local government official Noor Alam says Monday's attack occurred in Khar Dand, part of the Kurram tribal area.

Drone attacks are very rare in Kurram, an area where many Taliban militants and their allies have fled Pakistani army operations.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed the attack in Kurram and the death of the two suspected militants.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 20, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    So the man who was going to end both wars is not in Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Iraq and Afganistan....when you drop bombs on people they don't share you sense of humor..they see it as an act of war.
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      by Fact Bringer on Jun 20, 2011 at 07:38 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      It does appear we are in too deep in many respects. I'm wondering if these new strikes are a result of the intel recovered from OBL's hideout. If we can get out of Afghanistan, we'll be able to withdraw from Pakistan and use more of these targeted strikes instead of military occupation. Keep in mind however that the private contractors, military equipment companies, and other ancillary industries have powerful lobbyists who don't care who is in office- it is in their interest that we remain at war.
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