US drone attack in Pakistan kills at least seven Taliban

US drone attack in Pakistan kills at least seven Taliban

US attacks by unmanned drones killed at least seven suspected Taliban members in the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan. It’s the latest in a series of such air attacks. US officials, citing policy, have refused to comment on most of the strikes.

The attacks are carried out by Predator unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely controlled from CIA. headquarters in the US, targeting Al Qaeda terrorists and Taliban militants from Afghanistan who are hiding out across the border in tight-knit tribal communities. Al Jazeera noted that the attacks came a day after the Taliban killed two Afghan brothers they suspected of being spies for the US.

Pakistan has condemned the attacks as a violation of its sovereignty, and warned that they are counterproductive.

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