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Friday, October 5, 2012

Protesters Take To The Streets Over Drones In Pakistan

A U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport in Afghanistan in June 2010. (AP)

A U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands in Afghanistan in June 2010. (AP)

There are protests today in Pakistan over those controversial U.S. drone strikes in the tribal areas on the border with Afghanistan. The U.S. says the drones are targeting militants, but critics say they are also killing hundreds of civilians. Pakistan says the drone attacks are illegal, counter-productive and a violation of its sovereignty. The BBC’s Orla Guerin reports.


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