Wednesday, May 29, 2013

U.S. launches first drone strike in Pakistan since election

A U.S. drone strike killed seven people in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Wednesday, security officials said, the first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a major issue.

U.S. President Barack Obama recently indicated he was scaling back the drone strike program, winning cautious approval from Pakistan, a key ally in the U.S. fight on militancy.

A Pakistani Foreign Ministry official condemned all such strikes.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-pakistan-drone-idUSBRE94S06B20130529