Drone strike kills four on 9/11 anniversary

Published: September 11, 2011

Locals are avoiding the location where the drone targeted the vehicle.

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At least four people were killed and two injured when a suspected drone strike targeted a vehicle in North Waziristan on Sunday evening.

According to Express 24/7 correspondent Umar Farooq reported that a US drone fired two rockets, targeting a vehicle believed to have been transporting militants in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan.

According to Farooq, locals had reported two people to have been injured in the attack, though locals are trying to avoid the area where the vehicle was targeted.

The drone strike comes as Americans commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks when two passenger aircrafts crashed into the World Trade Centers in New York city. The attacks launched a US led global military campaign, including Afghanistan where they targeted Taliban and al Qaeda collaborating militant groups in the areas near Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The drone strikes are an extension of the US war on terror targeting al Qaeda, the organisation believed to have carried the 9/11 attacks.

Last month, a US drone strike killed senior al Qaeda figure, Attiya Abd al Rahman.

Reader Comments (19)

  • Tahir
    Sep 11, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Pakistan suffered 10 911′s since we joined this ‘war on terror’, 30000 Pakistanis dead and not a singe Pakistani was involved in 911.

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  • Ammar Khalid
    Sep 11, 2011 - 9:18PM

    Cursed be those who conduct, sponsor and cooperate these attacks!

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  • Zain Kamran
    Sep 11, 2011 - 9:52PM

    So this is how the Americans celebrated this day….. flares instead of candles, innocent’s blood instead of peace.

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  • Maulana Diesel
    Sep 11, 2011 - 9:53PM

    I am glad these four people had their say in the court of law. That is the court where the judges, prosecution and defence is the CIA.

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  • Fawad
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:35PM

    It is a vicious circle of Cause & Effect.

    In the past decade, US has killed so many innocent people in Iraq, Afghanistan & Pakistan, who had nothing to do with militants, that US would surely continue to reap the harvest of hatred for the next 10 years.

    There have been mostly media reports of foreign news agencies and vague US statements (usual ones made by warring countries to boost their morale) about Drone attacks. The ‘actually died’ foreigners were never shown publicly. It seems only mysterious ‘foreigners’ or ‘Al-Qaeda’ men would continue to die in Drone attacks until half of the KP population is vanished.

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  • biryani
    Sep 11, 2011 - 11:14PM

    americans killed 30000 paki civilians and more then 3000 soldiers….. n yet another…. in your face biryani

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  • Roflcopter
    Sep 11, 2011 - 11:45PM

    This is another reminder who the real terrorist is.

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  • Azeem
    Sep 11, 2011 - 11:50PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

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  • Incredible
    Sep 11, 2011 - 11:55PM

    @Ammar Khalid: Cursed be those who conduct, sponsor and cooperate and support terrorism!

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  • ABC
    Sep 12, 2011 - 12:32AM

    Sorry .. if someone was expecting holidays for terrorists on 9/11!!!

    It is not even a holiday in USA!!!

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  • Shock Horror
    Sep 12, 2011 - 1:06AM

    With plenty of terrorist sympathisers in the Land of the Pure, it is hardly surprising that the outside world does not wish to contribute to flood relief in Pakistan!

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  • Ejaaz
    Sep 12, 2011 - 5:03AM

    Pakistan has been supporting jihadis around the Globe. How long did this support in the name of Strategic Depth was going to fool the world? Now the Americans and the Chinese know the duplicitous games that Pakistani Establishment has been playing. Playing the victim just is not going to work any more. The world knows better.

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  • ali
    Sep 12, 2011 - 5:43AM

    American terrorists kill innocent people…where is the napak fauj…

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  • sunny
    Sep 12, 2011 - 3:53PM

    USA is a big enemy of Pakistan.They always break our .Sovereignty .ONE day we will tear USA into pieces.USA is a big RASCAL .USA HAS killed million of innocent children ,men ,women and old people of Pakistan.one say usa has to pay.

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  • erika
    Sep 12, 2011 - 4:19PM

    @Incredible:
    @Zain Kamran:
    Agreed! Terrorists= no peace.Recommend

  • Sep 17, 2011 - 4:41PM

    The Usa government has embarked on a mission of utilising Unmanned Aerial Vehicles which are also called drones to attack humans, vehicles and houses in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    When confronted the Usa claims all the people killed were terrorists and members of Al Qaeda. The Usa government acknowledged their responsibility in carrying out air to surface drone missiles attack against unidentified civillian targets suspected to be terrorists.
    The territory where the attacks are made falls under the auspices of the Pakistan government as well as the United Nations.
    It can be confirmed that civillians as well as children were killed or seriously injured during such attacks carried out by the Usa drones.
    The Usa mllitary officials who authorised the missile attacks on human targets suspected to be terrorists are commiting a criminal offence and should be charged with murder and perpetration of war crimes.
    There exist ample proof that I have gathered and forwarded to the United Nations in this regard.
    The war crimes should be interpreted as bully tactics and disrespect of the rule of law on the part of the Usa.
    I hereby lay a charge of genocide and the perpetration of serious war crimes against the United States of America millitary officials who authorised the drone missiles attacks on civillians and children.

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  • Sep 17, 2011 - 5:32PM

    Lawlesness must never be tolerated. The war legislation should be enforced.

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  • Sep 17, 2011 - 5:36PM

    Thuggery and killings should be stopped. Prosecute and not kill people suspected of terrorism.

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  • Sep 17, 2011 - 5:47PM

    The United Nations must lead the way when countries like the Usa are accused of genocide and war crimes. The world needs leadership from the United Nations and not bias.

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