Monday, June 04, 2012

US Drone Strikes Kill 33 in Past 24 Hours in Pakistan

Attack Targeted ‘Associate’ of Maulvi Nazir

by Jason Ditz,,  June 03, 2012

A pair of US drone strikes against Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency have killed at least 33 people, 16 in South Waziristan and 17 in North Waziristan and wounded four others in the past 24 hours. The majority of the slain “suspects” were unidentified.

The one identified person was Malang Jan, killed in South Waziristan. Jan is identified as an “associate” of Maulvi Nazir, a warlord in South Waziristan who has remained on good terms with the Pakistani government, but who is frequently targeted by the US. Another attack targeted his funeral.

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