US bombs Pakistan —again

Missiles from an apparent US drone struck a house near the town of Mir Ali in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region early Nov. 22, killing at least four. Mir Ali has been hit repeatedly in the more than 20 US air-strikes on Pakistan since August. (NYT, Nov. 22) The previous day, a bomb killed eight mourners at the funeral of a Shi’ite cleric, Syed Zahid Iqbal Shahid, who had been shot that morning by gunmen on a motorbike in Dera Ismail Khan, near Bannu (NWFP). The bombing was followed by a riot in which a mob set fire to shops and vehicles and pelted police with rocks. (Dawn, Nov. 21; NYT, Nov. 22)

See our last post on Pakistan.