Deaths in bomb attack, US drone strikes into Pakistan

A roadside bomb killed 10 people and wounded four in Pakistan's Kurram tribal region on the Afghan border, a government official said.

Deaths in bomb attack, US drone strikes into Pakistan

 

A roadside bomb killed 10 people and wounded four in Pakistan's Kurram tribal region on the Afghan border on Thursday, a government official told Reuters.

The explosion happened in Palaseen village, about 65 km (40 miles) northeast of the region's main town, Parachinar.

"It was a remote-controlled bomb, which was detonated as soon as a passenger van got there," said Hamid Khan, deputy administrator of the region. Those killed were all civilians.

U.S. has kept drone strikes into Pakistan's tribal regions in the northwest, angering residents and government because of civilian deaths. The Pakistani Taliban have threatened to carry out attacks on U.S.-ally government targets as response to drone attacks.

In the last 24 hours, four drone attacks have killed 19 poeple.

An American missile strike killed five alleged fighters in northwestern Pakistan early Thursday, an intelligence official said, the fourth attack in 24 hours.

U.S. officials do not publicly acknowledge.

The names of those killed are rarely released, and civilian casualties are not publicly investigated.

Reuters

Last Mod: 09 Eylül 2010, 09:44
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