Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Did a drone kill more than 60 people at a Pakistan funeral?

The New York Times reported on June 23rd that a Suspected U.S. Strike Kills at Least 60 in Pakistan. The strike on Tuesday hit a funeral in South Waziristan.

Details of the attack, which occurred in Makeen, remained unclear, but the reported death toll was exceptionally high. If the reports are indeed accurate and if the attack was carried out by a drone, the strike could be the deadliest since the United States began using the aircraft to fire remotely guided missiles at members of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

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