3 Days of Drone Strikes Kill 27 in Pakistan

Latest attack targets militant encampment
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2012 5:45 AM CDT
Pakistani tribal people raise their hands to condemn drone strikes on hideouts of alleged militants along the Afghanistan border Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 in a border town of North Waziristan.   (AP Photo/Ijaz Muhammad)

(Newser) – Three US drone strikes have killed 27 people in Pakistan since Saturday, including 15 today, as tension between the countries continues to rise. Today's strike, in northwest Pakistan, was aimed at a militant stronghold in North Waziristan's tribal region; attacks on Saturday and Sunday struck South Waziristan, Reuters reports. The attacks come amid a feud over NATO supply routes through Pakistan to Afghanistan, which the US wants reopened after Islamabad closed them last year.

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