Suspected US drone attack on Damadola

Another attempt by the USA security forces to disturb peace talks in tribal areas.

The government of Pakistan should take some actions against these open violations of Pakistan’s integrity and freedom.

Below is the news published in Daily Times on the recent US strikes in Pakistani areas.

Suspected US drone attack on Damadola

PESHAWAR: At least a dozen militants, including foreign fighters, were killed on Wednesday in a suspected United States missile strike on two houses in the Damadola area of Bajaur Agency, a senior security official said. Two missiles, apparently fired by a US drone aircraft, demolished a house and a compound used by suspected Al Qaeda militants, the official, requesting anonymity, told AFP. Two large blasts were heard around 8pm. Residents said they saw drones flying in the area beforehand, AP reported. They said that Taliban militants cordoned off the site soon after the attack. Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar told Daily Times by phone that Taliban commander Maulvi Obaidullah’s house had been targeted. He said most of the house’s residents, including women and children, were killed. He said the Taliban believed that the US army had initiated the attack to undermine peace efforts, adding, “We will avenge this but will continue talks with the government.” Separately, however, military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said that there was no army in the area and he had no knowledge of any missile strike.