Saturday, December 18, 2010
The US central intelligence agency (CIA) has been forced to call back its top spy in Pakistan after he was accused of killing civilians in unauthorized drone attacks.
This comes days after a Pakistani lawsuit designated the CIA station chief by name, accusing him of killing civilians in missile strikes.
Kareem Kahn, a resident of the North Waziristan tribal district, filed an official complaint with Islamabad police against CIA station chief Jonathan Bank at the US Embassy in Islamabad on Monday.
The lawsuit has also named CIA Director Leon Panetta and US Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
This is the first such case filed against a CIA official for the use of non-UN-sanctioned drone attacks in Pakistan.'
Posted by DotConnector at 07:30