20 Killed in US Drone Attack in South Waziristan

by Jason Ditz, October 26, 2008

Updated 10/26 6:50 PM EST

A US drone attack on a suspected “militant compound” near South Waziristan Agency’s main city of Wana has destroyed the compound, and killed at least 20 people.

This is the second reported US drone strike in the past few days, and the 12th in the past 10 weeks, with a strike on Thursday morning on a North Waziristan Agency religious school killing 10. The previous attack was publicly condemned by several Pakistani Senators as an attack on the sovereignty of Pakistan’s parliament, which had recently passed a 14-point resolution criticizing the strikes and urging Pakistan to “de-link” its security policy from the US war on terror.

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