U.S Drone with suspected Edo Bomb Rack Kills 60 at Pakistan Funeral – Wed 24th June 2009
Posted by anti militarist on June 24, 2009
Up to 60 people have been killed after missiles were fired from a US “drone” at the funeral of a suspected Taliban commander of the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan, Pakistan officials have said.
Al Jazeera’s Hyder said Tuesday’s attack was likely to cause considerable anger in the country.”It may play into the hands of elements like Mehsud because the attack took place on a funeral – there are cultural sensitivities,” he said.
“Such attacks are likely to complicate the situation for the Pakistani military because they have to be equally sensitive to public opinion in that area – something that is not going to be helped by the drones.”
The attack by the unmanned aircraft was carried out in the village of Najmarai in the Makeen district on Tuesday, Pakistani intelligence officials and witnesses said.
EDO MBM /ITT corperation make Sabre weapons carriage systems believed to be used in this air strike