The details of a massacre of civilians in the Pakistani tribal areas are emerging slowly. Independent sources have confirmed that a jet fighter (some eye witnesses remember seeing two planes), probably belonging to Pakistan’s Air Force has bombed a village by mistake killing 73 civilians including women and children. The military has reportedly paid (blood money) off the villagers to buy their silence.
The increasingly unpopular war on terror in Pakistan will become even more untenable for the fragile government after the murder of 73 civilians who fell victim to a trigger happy pilot. It was claimed that the Americans lacked credible intel on ground in Pakistan. It appears that the Pakistan’s Armed Forces are not faring any better.