Louise Hogan: Osama death drowns out fishermen's voices
Published 10/06/2011 | 05:00
Fishermen exist without clean water, schools or the electricity necessary for them to glimpse images of the climbing death toll from militant extremism
A US drone plane flies over a Pakistani tribal area under the cover of darkness. It carefully hones in on its target, drops five missiles and sends the death toll since last month's shooting dead of al-Qa'ida leader Osama bin Laden soaring.
In a matter of hours, the latest attack drew worldwide attention to the killing of 15 people -- reported to be militants who have been avenging the shooting of Bin Laden -- when it struck the contentious Afghan border region in the north of the country.