US Drone Strike Kills 7 in Pakistan

Attack mounts pressure for government to act
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 22, 2008 6:48 AM CST
Pakistani protesters burn a US flag and Bush effigy. The government is under pressure to act against US drones on its territory.   (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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(Newser) – An unmanned US drone is suspected of firing two missiles in Pakistan that killed seven people, the BBC reports. Taliban were seen pulling bodies from a fort-like house afterward as tribesmen fired at the aircraft. Since August, American-operated drones have launched more than 20 missiles in the tribal areas near Afghanistan, placing public pressure on Pakistan's government to defend its sovereignty.