Drone strike 'kills six militants'

By AFP
Published: March 13, 2011

The unmanned aircraft fired missiles in mountainous Spalga village. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike targeting a vehicle and a compound on Sunday killed six militants and wounded five others in North Waziristan, officials said.

The unmanned aircraft fired missiles in mountainous Spalga village, 15 kilometres northeast of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district.

“US drones fired six missiles targeting a militant vehicle and a nearby rebel compound owned by a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader, Rahimullah, killing six militants,” a senior security official in Miranshah told AFP.

Five militants were also wounded in the attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The identities of those killed and injured were not immediately known.

Another security official also confirmed the strike and casualties but said it was not clear how many drones had taken part in the attack.

He added that several drones were still flying in the area.

Earlier in the day, a US missile strike in the tribal region of South Waziristan had missed its target, a militant vehicle, allowing at least four militants to flee.

 

Reader Comments (2)

  • RebelYell
    Mar 13, 2011 - 10:08PM

    WE in the states believe PAK is helping the Talibs AQ LeT, and one day these vultures will come home to roost. Wats the chances of Pakistan breaking up? I think pretty good. You are obsessed with India, but the enemy resides in YOUR country. Have US troops crossed the border? YES. I cannot provide details of specific ops, but it also involves a US trained, funded Afghan group who do alot of the “wet work”. Its gonna be another long decade in AF-PAK. Regards RebelYell XVIII Airborne CorpsRecommend

  • Bangash
    Mar 15, 2011 - 8:20PM

    @RebelYell

    Pakistanis are well-aware of problems inside our country, these problems are exacerbated by US incompetence in Afghanistan.

    10 years and hundreds of billions of dollars and you still can’t defeat cavemen. We were expecting much more than this.Recommend

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