Tribesmen protest against US drone strikes


Tribesmen in North Waziristan observed a shut-down Thursday to protest against a major surge in US drone attacks, witnesses and elders said.

“We are protesting against the drone attacks. Americans are killing innocent civilians but the government has completely failed to protect us,” Malik Jalal, a tribal elder and one of the strike organisers told AFP.

Shops, markets and bazaars closed in the four main towns of North Waziristan on Thursday, including the district capital Miranshah, an AFP reporter said.

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