UK probe into killing of Britons in US drone attack
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 20:39
London: Britain has ordered a probe into reports of two British citizens, both Muslim converts, killed by a US drone attack in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan.

"We are aware of media reports of the death of two British nationals in Pakistan. Our High Commission in Pakistan is seeking further information on these reports," a foreign office spokesman said today.

UK has ordered a probe into the reports of the two British citizens killed in US drone attack in the Datta Khel area on December 10.

The two British nationals had English names, but used the pseudonyms Abu Bakr, 48 and Mansoor Ahmed, 25.

They were killed when the missile hit a vehicle in which they were travelling with two others. A similar suspected drone attack in September killed another British national in northwest Pakistan.


First Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 20:39

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