Sunday 17 December 2017

Louise Hogan: Osama death drowns out fishermen's voices

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.

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