Jirga announce 3-day mourning against killing of tribal elders in drone strike

Tribal elders of Tank have announced three-day mourning against the killing of 44 civilian of Mehsud tribe in US drone strike on Thursday, Geo News reported on Friday.

The tribal elders strongly condemned the attack and demanded of the government to halt US drone attacks in North Waziristan. The demand was made in a ‘jirga’ of Mehsud tribe held at political compound of Tank.

Chief of Waziristan Malik Nasrullah demanded of the US government to provide ‘blood money’ to the heirs of victims killed in the attack.

It is pertinent to mention here that 41 tribal people were killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan on Thursday. Three of the injured also succumbed to injuries in hospital bringing the toll to 44. Condition of other eight injured is said to be critical.

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