US drone strike kills four militants in South Waziristan

By AFP
Published: August 1, 2011

Two missiles fired by a drone hit the vehicle in Azam Warsak. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike targeting a vehicle in South Waziristan killed at least four militants on Monday, local security officials said.

Two missiles fired by the drone hit the vehicle in Azam Warsak.

“At least four militants were killed in the strike,” a local security official told AFP.

Another security official in the area confirmed Monday’s strike and casualties, but said the identities of those killed were not immediately known.

The latest US drone attack was the first since July 12, when missiles hit a compound and a vehicle in the neighbouring North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least six militants.

The United States does not officially confirm Predator drone attacks, but its military and the CIA operating in Afghanistan are the only forces that deploy the armed, unmanned aircraft in the region.

More than 20 US drone strikes have been reported in Pakistan since May 2, when US elite forces killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Aamir
    Aug 1, 2011 - 12:56PM

    Ramadan wished to Pakistanis from USA. Welcome drone you are cordially invited to our territory from our rulers and Army.

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  • imran
    Aug 1, 2011 - 2:21PM

    Imran Khan and PTI gave a warning couple of months ago to block all supplies if drones will not stop in 30 days….

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  • Alami Musafir
    Aug 1, 2011 - 5:09PM

    Instead of spending vast sums on 4th & 5th generation fighters, all India has to do is buy these cheap low tech drones. It can then watch from afar as their drones wreak havoc.Recommend

  • rusm
    Aug 1, 2011 - 6:04PM

    Four Terrorist Killed…Good.

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  • M.Akthar
    Aug 1, 2011 - 6:18PM

    Khan sahab, you forgot your two day dharna!

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  • Mirza
    Aug 1, 2011 - 8:01PM

    More poor Pakistanis killed by drone attacks. Sorry I forgot real poor in Pakistan do not have cars. Bombers killed by drones while going on a mission!

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  • Cautious
    Aug 1, 2011 - 8:54PM

    @imran

    Imran Khan and PTI gave a warning
    couple of months ago to block all
    supplies if drones will not stop in 30
    days….

    Is this the same guy who proclaims that within 100 days of American’s leaving Pakistan everything will be fixed — corruption will be gone — economy back on track — no more terrorist etc. etc?
    ..
    It’s pretty clear now that drone attacks will continue with or without Pakistan’s help and the American’s don’t need any footprint in Pakistan to launch those attacks. I suppose his magic wand doesn’t work on foreigners — lets hope it works on Pakistani corruption and Pakistani terrorist.

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  • Aug 2, 2011 - 2:32PM

    @imran:
    They also said they had some secret plan they wouldn’t even hint at the details of, to retaliate against the government if their demands were not met by a certain time. I believe, for that, the deadline and their reaction were both set at sometime at the end of last month. I haven’t seen it referenced again since the beginning of last month when it was first announced.

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  • umair mahmood
    Aug 2, 2011 - 4:35PM

    @ cautious, MH.

    The news is about drone strikes that killed people that were unidentified, but were positively identified as militants :/

    If you cannot raise your voices against this, please dont raise it against the only man who is trying to do something against this sort of murder. And if you feel, you can do a better job to stop the drones, then what are you waiting for? And if you feel your voice against this, or for this, does not matter and the US will keep at it anyway, then why are you speaking?

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