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Pakistan president says US air strike violated sovereignty

[JURIST] Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf [official website, BBC profile] has complained to Washington that the United States violated its sovereignty in a recent air strike on a village near the Afghanistan border. The failed January 13 attack [Gulf Times report] by a CIA Predator drone was intended for key Al Qaeda operatives but killed 18 Pakistani villagers. In Islamabad, some legislators are calling for the expulsion of the US ambassador, while protesters have burned US flags in the streets. Speaking to reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Musharraf said that the attack violated an agreement that Pakistan would deal with operations within its borders. CNN has more. From Pakistan, the Daily Times has local coverage.

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