Wednesday, August 13, 2008

U.S. Airstrike Interrupts Wedding, Ten Militant Groomsmen Off to Meet Allah

OK, well the story doesn't give us a heartrending tale of a wedding being interrupted, surprisingly enough, but give them time to get their story straight.

In the meantime, let's celebrate the liquidation of ten more mutants. With any luck, some of them are big fish.
A SUSPECTED US missile strike on an Islamist training camp in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan killed at least 10 militants, security officials said today.

Four missiles hit the camp in the troubled South Waziristan region, which was run by a militant from the Hezb-i-Islami group of wanted Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

"At least 10 militants were killed in the strikes,'' a senior Pakistani security official said.

"There were reports about the presence of Arab, Turkmen and local militants.''

"This is their work,'' he added, referring to US-led coalition forces deployed across the border in Afghanistan.

In Kabul, the US military said the missiles were not fired by either NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) or the US-led coalition.

"This is not true. We have no reports of missiles being fired into Pakistan,'' US-led coalition spokesman Lieutenant Nathan Perry said.

The US Central Intelligence Agency is also known to operate pilotless drone aircraft armed with missiles, but it was not available for comment.

Another security official said the camp was run by a local militant, Zanjir Wazir, adding that he "is the local commander of Hezb-i-Islami, Afghanistan''.

"It is not clear whether Wazir survived the attack or not but his brother Abdur Rehman and one of their close relatives, Abdul Salam, were killed in the strike,'' he added.

Hekmatyar himself was not in the camp and is believed to be in Afghanistan, officials said.

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