April 1, 2009

THEY TALK, WE STRIKE:

Pakistan Taliban hideout hit in 'US drone attack' (Associated Press, guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 1 April 2009)

A suspected US drone today fired two missiles at a hideout allegedly linked to a Taliban leader who has threatened to attack Washington.

The air strike killed 12 people and wounded several others, officials said.

The attack came a day after the Pakistani Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a police academy in the eastern city of Lahore. [...]

A local intelligence official said the compound attacked today was in a remote area of the Orakzai tribal region, near the Afghan border, and belonged to one of Mehsud's commanders.

Up to 30 suspected militants were in the compound when it was hit, and the Taliban have moved the dead and injured to an undisclosed location, he said.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at April 1, 2009 6:34 AM
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