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Pakistanis protest drone strikes

Nov. 23, 2013 at 11:07 AM   |   Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Saturday to protest U.S. drone strikes inside Pakistan.

Protesters met on a highway outside of Peshawar and vowed to block a major NATO supply route over the drone strikes, Khaama Press reported.

Imran Khan, a politician and former cricket player, organized the protest, along with his Tehrik-e-Insaf Pakistan party, following a drone strike in Hangu district that killed at least six people.

Tehrik-e-Insaf is opposed to Pakistan's alliance with the United States and has alleged that U.S. drone strikes are carried out in Pakistan to fuel terrorism in the country, RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty reported.

Topics: Imran Khan
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