NATO accused of killing Pakistani civilians


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From the New York Times in the USA:

NATO Accused of Civilian Deaths Inside Pakistan

By PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and JANE PERLEZ

Published: September 3, 2008

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Two helicopters carrying American-led international forces landed in a Pakistani village in South Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan in the early hours of Wednesday morning and the soldiers opened fire on villagers, killing seven people, according to a spokesman for the Pakistani military. …’

Pakistan has lodged a “strong protest” to the American government and reserved the right of “self defense and retaliation,” the general said. Local residents said most of the dead were women and children but this could not be immediately confirmed.

According to Associated Press:

The governor of North West Frontier Province, the top administrator for the tribal belt, said up to 20 people died, including women and children.

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