Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Burundi's Brutal Standoff: One month on tension spirals (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Burundi's Brutal Standoff: One month on tension spirals (part 1)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Masoud Barzani: 'We are prepared to recover Mosul very quickly'

Read more

FOCUS

Lebanon marks one year without a president

Read more

REPORTERS

A year after coup, Thai opposition resists junta rule

Read more

REPORTERS

Are there lessons to be learned from Chirac’s foreign policy?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Novak Djokovic: 'I have grown'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

At least three dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'French cinema triumphs'

Read more

Islamabad summons US ambassador over drone attacks

Text by REUTERS

Latest update : 2008-11-20

U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson was summoned by Pakistan's Foreign office on Thursday to receive a formal protest over U.S. missile strikes against alleged militant targets on Pakistani soil, signalling growing tensions between the two allies.

Pakistan summoned U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson on Thursday to receive a formal protest over missile strikes launched by pilotless drone aircraft against militant targets on Pakistani soil, a Pakistani foreign ministry official said.

The protest came a day after a suspected U.S. missile strike killed five militants, possibly including an Arab al Qaeda operative.

Wednesday's attack on Bannu district was unusual in that it took place deeper in Pakistani territory in an area outside the semi-autonomous tribal lands bordering Afghanistan where most other attacks have focused.

"The American ambassador has been called to the Foreign Office to lodge a protest over the missile attack in Bannu," a Foreign Ministry official told Reuters.
 

Date created : 2008-11-20

COMMENT(S)