“US Raid In Pakistan Kills Only Civilians”

“The Pakistan army has also lodged a protest over the incident — which according to a local official involved helicopters dropping troops into the village — with the US Office of the Defence Representative in Pakistan.

A senior Pakistani official said that the coalition had indicated that Wednesday’s early morning raid was carried out in response to rocket attacks that targeted their camp in Afghanistan late Tuesday.

Raids with helicopters or aircraft are extremely rare, but American media recently reported that the US was planning direct attacks on Pakistani soil, blaming Islamabad for failing to tackle militants based there.

A recent series of missile strikes targeting rebels in Pakistan has been attributed to US-led coalition forces or CIA drones based in Afghanistan.”

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