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Anger at US attack simmers in Pakistan

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Anger at US attack simmers in Pakistan


Some of the residents of Abbottabad finally showed their anger at their town being attacked by the US army on Friday.

About 1,500 marched in protest at the killing of Osama bin Laden, and there were similar protests in several Pakistani cities.

At the same time eight suspected militants were killed in a US drone missile strike on a house in North Waziristan.

“We have come on the highways and roads to protest against this attitude of our rulers and the American assault and attack upon the solidarity and sovereignty of Pakistan,” said one of the leaders of the protest.

The drone strike was the first in Pakistan since the bin Laden raid. Most of the demonstrations have focussed on the ease with which America trampled Pakistani sovereignty rather than on the death of bin Laden.

In Manila in the Phillipines fewer than 100 Muslim marchers walked to the US embassy from the Golden Mosque led by Imam Sheik Jamil Yahiya.

They chanted anti-US slogans and some said they did not believe bin Laden was dead. They were stopped 100 metres from the embassy, and scuffles broke out.

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