NATO air force kills Pakistani peasants again

This video from Pakistan is called Damadola struck by 2 drone missiles; US suspected to be behind bombing.

From the Daily Times in Pakistan:

Another NATO airstrike in Pakistan, five killed

* Two NATO helicopters attack Mata Sangar area of Kurram

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HANGU/BRUSSELS: At least five people were killed and nine others injured when NATO helicopters once again crossed Pakistani borders and pounded Kurram Agency, political administration and security sources said.

Security sources told Daily Times that two NATO helicopters violated the Pakistani border and shelled the Mata Sangar area of Kurram Agency at 5am. The political administration confirmed the killing of the five people from Maqbal tribe.

Locals said that NATO choppers entered up to three kilometres in Pakistani territory and attacked the area. The Maqbal tribe strongly protested the incident and demanded the federal government take the matter with NATO forces immediately.

An Afghan police commander reportedly confirmed that NATO helicopters had trespassed the border and attacked in the Kurram Agency area.

Meanwhile, in response to Pakistan’s protest over the airstrikes, a NATO official said NATO’s troops operating in Afghanistan have a right to self-defence. “ISAF forces must and will retain the authority, within their mandate, to defend themselves in carrying out their mission,” he said.

abdul saboor khan/afp

Hundreds of thousands today demonstrated against the USA in Karachi, over the dubious conviction last Wednesday of Aafia Siddiqui who has been given a living death sentence: here.

USA: Fort Hood reports record number of soldier suicides – here.

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