14.1.06

The drone, the CIA and dead Pakistani civilians

The Observer | World | The drone, the CIA and a botched attempt to kill bin Laden's deputy

"In a bid to distance themselves from what was looking like a tragic and counter-productive tactical error that had cost many innocent lives, Pakistan announced it would file a formal protest with the Americans. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told a news conference that the Pakistani government wanted 'to assure the people we will not allow such incidents to recur,' adding that the government had no information about al-Zawahiri."