In Pakistan, five dead in suspected U.S. drone strike
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||10 October 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, In Pakistan, five dead in suspected U.S. drone strike, 10 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/508907148.html [accessed 18 December 2014]|
October 10, 2012
Reports say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
Pakistani intelligence officials said missiles were fired early on October 10 at a house near Mir Ali town in North Waziristan.
The area is home to the Taliban and other Al-Qaeda-linked groups.
Attacks by unmanned U.S. aircraft are unpopular among Pakistan's anti-Western, religious political parties, but American officials say they believe the attacks are an important tool to counter anti-U.S. militants.
Many operatives and leaders of extremist Islamic groups have been killed in such strikes.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP