Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Muslims Killing Muslims:

Nothing to report

Survivors and a government official say up to 71 civilians were killed in a weekend strike by Pakistani jets near the Afghan border, confirming an incident that risks undercutting public support for the fight against militants.

The army denied any of the dead were civilians, but a government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, said authorities had already handed out the equivalent of $125,000 in compensation to families of the victims in a remote village in the Khyber tribal area.

The official declined to say how many of the dead were civilians, but said Shafiullah Khan, the top official in Khyber, had apologized to local tribesman and admitted the victims were "mostly" innocent villagers.


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