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Monday, June 6, 2011

Pakistan: US triple drone strike 'kills 18'

Excellent, these must have been some good targets for the U.S. to violate Pakistan's wishes so close to the previous time of violating Pakistan's wishes of not violating there airspace with Predator drones.

More Predator Drone Strikes please.

Three US drone strikes have killed at least 18 people on the volatile Afghan-Pakistan border, officials say.

The first two attacks hit a seminary and a compound in the South Waziristan tribal area, officials said. The third hit a vehicle.

They come days after al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri was reported to have been killed in a US strike in the area.

Militants have vowed to avenge his reported killing, as well as the death of Osama Bin Laden last month.

Ilyas Kashmiri headed a group that specialises in co-ordinated multiple strikes on targets, and was a key commander in al-Qaeda.

He is widely believed to have masterminded an audacious attack on the Mehran naval airbase in Karachi last month, in which six well-organised militants managed to hold off Pakistan's equivalent of the US Navy Seals for 15 hours.

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