Deadly U.S. attack in Pakistan targets al-Qaida No. 2

Pakistan on Saturday condemned a purported CIA airstrike that officials said unsuccessfully targeted &to=http://english.pravda.ru/columnists/2002/09/04/35994.html' target=_blank>al-Qaida's No. 2 man while killing at least 17 people in a village near the Afghan border.

In a strain on the U.S.-Pakistan alliance in the war on terrorism, Pakistani frustrations appeared to be growing over a series of attacks along the frontier that have not been explained but are widely suspected of targeting Islamic militants.