Thursday, August 27, 2009

Six Children Killed In US Terrorist Attacks In Pakistan

Toll rises in Pakistan drone attack

Al Jazeera,

UPDATED ON:Saturday, August 22, 2009 13:48 Mecca time, 10:48 GMT

The death toll from a suspected US air raid in Pakistan has risen after nine more bodies were pulled from the rubble, officials have said.

Three Pakistani intelligence officers said on Saturday that 21 people had been killed in the attack in the village of Dande Darpa Khel in North Waziristan a day earlier.

A local tribal elder said six children were among the dead.

The attack on a housing compound in the village was thought to have been aimed at Siraj Haqqani, a Taliban commander with suspected ties to al-Qaeda. It was unclear whether he was among the dead.

None of the dead were identified, but the officials said local informants told them all those in the compound were Afghans. Continued