Pak threatens to shoot down US drones

December 4th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec.4 (ANI): Pakistani officials have warned the incoming Obama administration that they will consider shooting down all US drones entering pakistani airspace if the the air attacks on Pakistani territory launched from neighbouring Afghanistan are not stopped.
A washington Times report quoted official sources as saying in Islamabad that this year there have been 25 U.S. drone attacks that have hit suspected al Qaeda militants and civilian bystanders.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Sadiq said the U.S. ambassador was told that the attacks violate Pakistan’’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Air force Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed last week said that if the government decides to shoot down the pilotless “The air force is ready for any type of air defense,” Air Chief Marshal Ahmed said. (ANI)

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