Pakistan: 3 Percent of Drone Deaths Were Civilians

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  1. BangersAndMash

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    ISLAMABAD October 30, 2013 (AP)

    The Pakistani government said Wednesday that three percent of the people killed in U.S. drone strikes in the country since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure given past official calculations and estimates from independent organizations.

    The Ministry of Defense provided the data in a written response to questions from the Senate, saying 317 attacks have killed 2,160 Islamic militants and 67 civilians since 2008.

    Contrary to the information outlined in the report, the Pakistani government said Wednesday that there were no civilian casualties in 2012. The government said 21 civilians were killed in 2008, nine in 2009, two in 2010 and 35 in 2011. No civilians have been killed so far in 2013, the government said.

    FULL ARTICLE: Pakistan: 3 Percent of Drone Deaths Were Civilians - ABC News
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    if this is the case why they are crying foul, after all PAF, GOP and PA has sold its country to Uncle, Chinese, NATO, SA, Talibs and Pakistani terrorists.
     
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    It would be interesting to know how many civilians have been killed in pak army artillery barrages?
     
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    Yes. That means 97% were dead on target.

    Pakistan is killing more people in its war against Polio workers than the National bird.
     
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