10,000 protest missile strike

From Times Wire Reports

About 10,000 tribesmen, including armed militants, rallied today against the Pakistani and U.S. governments after Pakistani army helicopters killed 80 people in an attack on a suspected Al Qaeda training camp.

The protest in Khar was six miles from the village of Chingai, site of the missile strike.

The army said the victims were militants, but furious villagers and religious leaders said they were students and teachers at a religious school known as a madrasa.

U.S. and Pakistani military officials denied American involvement and rejected claims that children and women were killed.