Pakistan: Airstrike in northwest 'carried out by US pilotless drone'

Waziristan, 28 Feb. (AKI) - A deadly airstrike early on Thursday in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal area that reportedly killed 13 Islamist militants was carried out by an unmanned United States predator plane, according to Pakistan's Geo TV news.

US forces, who are operating in neighbouring Afghanistan, have fired missiles at militants on the Pakistani side of the border several times in recent years.

In late January, one of al-Qaeda's senior commanders, Abu Laith al-Libi, was killed by a missile believed to have been fired by a US pilotless drone.

Neither US nor Pakistani authorities officially confirm US missile attacks on Pakistani soil, as these would be an infringement of Pakistani sovereignty.


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