Friday, October 3, 2008
US Missile Strike Kills Suspected al-Queda,
2 suspected U.S. strikes kill 3 in Pakistan
By Ishtiaq Mashud - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Oct 3, 2008 12:52:42 EDT
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Two suspected U.S. missile strikes close to the border with Afghanistan killed three people Friday, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
The strikes took place in two villages in North Waziristan, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
A Pakistani military spokesman said he was not immediately able to comment on the suspected strikes.
American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in the Pakistan’s border zone with Afghanistan — a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden.
Another suspected U.S. missile strike on a Taliban commander’s home in Pakistan killed six people late Tuesday, officials said.
Pakistan said the attacks often result in civilian casualties and serve to fan extremism. American officials complain that Pakistan was unwilling or unable to act against the militants.
Militants in the border region are blamed for rising attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and attacks within Pakistan, including the Sept. 20 truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed more than 50 people.
Editors note: I predict either Osama Bin Laden will be found, or killed or his remains verifying he is dead will be recovered before the November election.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 11:47 AM