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Pakistan: US flag burns as Jamait supporters protest drone attacks 01:26

Pakistan: US flag burns as Jamait supporters protest drone attacks

Pakistan, Quetta
May 25, 2016 at 19:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of Sunni political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), burned a US flag in Quetta, Wednesday, while protesting against an alleged American drone strike on Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar.

Protesters burned a large US flag by soaking it in petrol and setting fire to it. They also held banners and chanted slogans against America. Mufti Mahmood Hassan Kazmi, president of JUI, said that they "declared this [American] drone attack as a suicide attack on Pakistan", while addressing protesters.

Mansour's vehicle was allegedly targeted by the US drone strike in the remote area of south-western Pakistan close to Afghan border on Saturday. The operation was carried out by the US special operations forces and was authorised by US President Barack Obama. Mansour had been the Taliban leader since July 2015 when he replaced the fundamentalist group's founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Pakistan: US flag burns as Jamait supporters protest drone attacks 01:26
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Members of Sunni political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), burned a US flag in Quetta, Wednesday, while protesting against an alleged American drone strike on Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar.

Protesters burned a large US flag by soaking it in petrol and setting fire to it. They also held banners and chanted slogans against America. Mufti Mahmood Hassan Kazmi, president of JUI, said that they "declared this [American] drone attack as a suicide attack on Pakistan", while addressing protesters.

Mansour's vehicle was allegedly targeted by the US drone strike in the remote area of south-western Pakistan close to Afghan border on Saturday. The operation was carried out by the US special operations forces and was authorised by US President Barack Obama. Mansour had been the Taliban leader since July 2015 when he replaced the fundamentalist group's founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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