CIA Chief's Name Revealed By Pakistani Political Party Letter Protesting Drone Strikes: Report

 @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com
on November 27 2013 9:04 PM
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The political party says it named the CIA official in retaliation for a suspected drone strike last that Pakistani and Afghan sources say leveled an Islamic seminary in northwestern Pakistan and killed a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network Reuters

A Pakistani political party Wednesday named what it claims is the CIA’s highest-ranking officer in the country, reports the Washington Post.

The move was prompted out of the party’s protests of a CIA drone strike that occurred last week. The strike killed up to six people and it was believed that the agency possibly planned the strike to target a religious school. The name was included in a letter that requested Pakistani police stationed in the region where the strike happened to pursue charges against the agency’s director, John Brennan, and the CIA officers currently in the country.

In the letter, the CIA is accused of “committing murder and waging war against Pakistan,” reports the Post. It was signed by a senior official of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf -- a party led by Imran Khan. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been outspoken against drone strikes by the U.S.

A CIA spokesman would not comment on the letter or confirm if the name mentioned in the letter written by the party was correct. 

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