Qureshi says US will change drone attacks strategy

February 14th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI  

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Lahore, Feb. 14 (ANI): Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that US President Barack Obama will soon announce Americas revised strategy on drone attacks.
Qureshi told a British radio station that Pakistan had asked the US to immediately stop the drone attacks in its Tribal Areas.
He also said Pakistan had fully cooperated with the US in the war on terror, a private TV channel reports.
Meanwhile, a fresh US drone attack killed 16 persons and injured several others in Ladha area of South Waizirstan.
According to The News, two rockets were launched by an unmanned US plane at a house, supposedly belonging to a Taliban commander in Malik Khel in Ladha, destroying it completely and killing 16 persons on the spot.
Bodies of six persons had been recovered from the rubble of the attacked house so far, and the search for more bodies was on.
Eight of the severely injured persons were admitted to a local hospital.
This was the third drone attack inside Pakistans territory after the change of government in the United States with Barack Obama taking over the presidency. (ANI)

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