An American missile hit a religious school that was linked to the Taliban, killing nine people in the lawless border region where al-Qaeda and its Taliban allies are in hiding. The American strike came hours after the Pakistan Parliament warned any outside force not to enter their nation even as they appeared to support entering into dialogue with militants. Officials at the scene said nine people were killed and two others were wounded. Fortunately, no students were in attendance at the school when the missile struck.
The main opposition parties are urging a focus on negotiation with militants and an “independent foreign policy.” It increasingly becomes evident Pakistan does not wish American forces in their nation. And, they want that “talks should be pursued with those elements” willing to follow the constitution and the “rule of law.” Perhaps, there is hope of dividing the militants in hope there is a faction that wants peace.