Friday, September 12, 2008

Pakistan threatens to quit 'war on terror'

Pakistan's main opposition party threatened Friday to withdraw from the 'war on terror' after further suspected U.S. attacks in its border region with Afghanistan.

The country is still considered unstable after a power vacuum left by the departure of former president Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistani sources claim 12 people were killed after an apparent U.S. drone shot a missile at a target in north Waziristan. U.S. President George W. Bush has approved unilateral strikes from Afghanistan across the border into Pakistan.

Pakistan threatens to pull out of war on terror after U.S. attacks (AP)

Pakistani protesters chant slogans against government as they hold a placard reading 'Pakistan army, you have pleased America a lot, let us please Allah (God) now' at a rally to condemn military operations against militants and Talibans in Pakistan's tribal areas, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)AP - Pakistan's main opposition party said Friday the country could pull out of the war on terror over stepped-up attacks by U.S. forces in the restive tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.

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