Afghanistan,  Obama,  Pakistan

Droning on

The war continues:

Two missiles fired from a suspected US drone killed at least 12 people and wounded several more in Pakistan’s tribal region yesterday.

The missiles hit a building believed to be a Taliban safehouse in Orakzai, close to the Afghan border. According to reports, militants sealed off the building immediately afterwards.

The attack by an unmanned Predator aircraft was targeted at Hakimullah Mehsud, a commander in the Pakistani Taliban, a Pakistani intelligence official said. But he escaped the American missiles. “He wasn’t there, but we wish he was,” added the official.

This is, of course, not a surprise.