Friday, October 12, 2007

Pakistani army accused of killing 55 civilians

Contributed by Fatima

Staff and agencies
Thursday October 11, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

"A tribal leader today accused Pakistani forces of killing more than 50 civilians in the worst clashes near the Afghan border for years.
Maulana Nek Zaman, a local MP for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, a hardline religious party, said innocent people were killed in air strikes.

"We know that the army killed 55 innocent people, and they included women and children," Mr Zaman told the Associated Press.

"We know it because we buried them."......"

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