Drone Attacks: Four killed in second strike after Bin Laden

Published: May 11, 2011

Initial reports from local sources said that the strike had targeted a compound in the area.

PESHAWAR: 

In the second drone strike since the killing of Osama bin Laden, a US drone targeted a vehicle, killing four militants on Tuesday.

A security official said the drones fired two missiles into South Waziristan, one of seven districts in the tribal areas. Another official said the missiles fell near Angoor Adda village.

“Two missiles were fired on a vehicle at about 4:15 pm and four militants were killed,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. The identity of the militants was not immediately known.

On Monday, hundreds of Taliban rallied in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan, vowing to avenge Bin Laden’s death after US Navy SEALs shot him dead last week in Abbottabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2011.


Reader Comments (15)

  • Saad
    May 10, 2011 - 5:45PM

    Shoot one down Mr. Air Chief. You will never get a go-ahead from the “democratic” government.

    Like they say, “democracy” is the best revenge !Recommend

  • Roflcopter
    May 10, 2011 - 5:53PM

    sigh. 5 more innocent people killed. Army needs to shoot down these terror dronesRecommend

  • Cautious
    May 10, 2011 - 6:29PM

    Per Dawn.com “Two missiles were fired on a vehicle at about 4:15 pm (1115 GMT) and four militants were killed,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.”Recommend

  • Atheist, India
    May 10, 2011 - 6:41PM

    Pakistan is a sovereign country.Recommend

  • Lawangin
    May 10, 2011 - 8:13PM

    On the one hand you say terrorist and then ask the PAF to shoot down the spy plane. I dont usnderstand this hypocracyRecommend

  • NJ
    May 10, 2011 - 8:35PM

    @Roflcopter: How do you know there were innocent!!Recommend

  • NJ
    May 10, 2011 - 8:35PM

    @Atheist, India: Good JokeRecommend

  • Arslan
    May 10, 2011 - 9:20PM

    @Atheist, India:
    Don’t about Pakistan and the USA’s ‘alliance’, but they both have a funny definition of what sovereignty is it seems.Recommend

  • Usman
    May 10, 2011 - 9:39PM

    When the state missionary is blissfully supporting terrorism this is what happens.
    America is doing a great job in eliminating terrorists. Keep it up America.Recommend

  • Tahir
    May 10, 2011 - 9:40PM

    Will be joining Imran Khan on 22nd may to block NATO supply routes to protest against this, our only hope is to take to the streets.Recommend

  • May 10, 2011 - 10:25PM

    @Saad:

    Air chief cannot help you.

    He will not send F-16 after drones as he cannot afford to loose these fighters.

    Shooters sitting in helicopters cannot hit a moving things.

    Drones fly beyond the effective range of Ground based AD weapons.

    So diplomacy and statecraft are the options left. Recommend

  • Neeraj, India
    May 10, 2011 - 11:09PM

    @Tahir
    Take umbrella with you buddy as there is severe dhoop!Recommend

  • Javed
    May 11, 2011 - 1:59AM

    @Tahir:
    Imran Khan will be blocking the Nato supplies to protest drone strikes which have killed 2000 so called inocent people. What does think about the 35000 people killed in the rest of Pakistan….. Are they terrorists. He never says anything in their support. Mukhtaran Mai must be wishing her house is hit by a drone….. The great Khan will be there the next morning…… till then she does not even exist. Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 11, 2011 - 2:08AM

    @Saad:
    How many drones were fired upon before when Mush and ISI chief Kayani were in total control? People like you would not stop being military apologist/touts, even if a written agreement is presented showing that the army and Mush sold out the so-called sovereignty of the country for their unconstitutional power.

    These raids and OBL mission was “in your face” for the army. They better move and find other top terrorists and clean out N. Waziristan otherwise we would do it ourselves.

    Even OBL’s sons and wives admit his killing but Pakistanis are still living in fool’s paradise. Recommend

  • Hyder Ali
    May 11, 2011 - 2:16AM

    @Saad:
    Like they defended Osama Bin Laden, Pak Armed forces are the best.Recommend

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