Drone strike kills 3 in S Waziristan

Published: September 30, 2011

An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the militants were not locals.

PESHAWAR: A US drone killed three suspected militants near the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan on Friday.

A vehicle was targeted in the Baghar Cheena border area which resulted in the death of three suspected militants.

An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the militants were not locals.

The CIA operates a covert drone programme which targets suspected militants in Pakistan.

It’s possibly the United States’ worst-kept secret even though it has opened up a debate about the legality of international state-sponsored killing of adversaries.

The United States is essentially deploying aerial robots to wage war along the inaccessible border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The drones conduct intelligence and reconnaissance missions and fire missiles at the enemy.

Drone “pilots” at CIA headquarters in Virginia move joy sticks around as they watch live video feeds of militants entering compounds, moving along winding mountain roads or planting bombs in northwest Pakistan, which President Barack Obama has called “the most dangerous place in the world”.

Reader Comments (18)

  • Atif
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:10PM

    So, as per resolution passed by the parliament of Pakistan, will the government stop strategic and logistic support to NATO in form of supply rout to Afghanistan???

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  • Sep 30, 2011 - 3:10PM

    What happened to no US attack will be toelrated!!??!?!

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  • Atif
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:13PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

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  • Diggvijay Singh
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:20PM

    Drone “pilots” at CIA headquarters in Virginia move joy sticks around as they watch live video feeds of militants entering compounds, moving along winding mountain roads or planting bombs in northwest Pakistan

    Where is the incontrovertible evidence that these are militants? Is mere suspicion enough to kill innocent people? It is very easy to confuse a bearded, masked farmer with a turban planting potato or other tuberous crop in the backyard of his house as a bloodthirsty militant planting an explosive device. American military officials should provide watertight evidence in a Pakistani high court or the local jirga court of the federally administered tribal areas and gain legal permission before striking against a single person.

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  • John B
    Sep 30, 2011 - 4:06PM

    Al walki was killed. He was US citizen. So Haqqani ?

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  • Cautious
    Sep 30, 2011 - 4:40PM

    It would appear that the USA didn’t pay too much attention to the all hands meeting held in Pakistan nor all the rhetoric that Pakistan would not tolerate attacks on terrorist inside of Pakistan.

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  • vasan
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:17PM

    So the ghairat meeting of APC was only a SOUND AND LIGHT show. The real action is somewhere else.

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:20PM

    According to Shaikh Rasheed …….”Blessed Drones” were not discussed. Should we consider this as a reminder by the operators ” Why you 50 plus did not discuss about my performance”. Where is now our Ghairat Brigades ……..?

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  • Mj
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:27PM

    @TightDhoti:
    @Atif:

    Why are you guys hellbent on defending terrorists? Are 30,000 civilian and 5,000 military casualties not enough? I’d say well done America for eliminating those who wish to take us back to the stone age.

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  • Atif
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:31PM

    @John B:
    Al walki killed in Yemen.

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  • Atif
    Sep 30, 2011 - 6:10PM

    @John B:
    Al walki was killed but in YEMEN. So what?

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  • Atif
    Sep 30, 2011 - 6:17PM

    @Mj:
    Everyone knows who (B.W – black water) were actually behind the killings of 35,000 innocent Pakistanis.

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  • Atif
    Sep 30, 2011 - 6:20PM

    @Mj:
    There are hundreds of Raymond Davis behind those killings.

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  • John B
    Sep 30, 2011 - 6:38PM

    @Atif:
    Missed the point. He was a US citizen and US made a decision to go after their own citizens under military doctrine when they are engaged in global terrorism and other countries are harboring them. This is a major policy shift in this new world we live in and Pakistan is in the middle of it. I know he was killed in Yemen. Waziristan is no exception, whether PAK likes it or not.

    Soon after All Party Conference resolution in PAK, drones are over Waziristan. What does it tell you?

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  • Javed
    Sep 30, 2011 - 9:17PM

    @Atif:
    Dream on and keep on denying till its too late even for the likes of you

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  • Aamir
    Sep 30, 2011 - 10:05PM

    @Atif
    Everyone knows you are in complete denial.

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  • Fgafur
    Sep 30, 2011 - 11:20PM

    ………………………….

    OH my GOSH

    Just started failure of the APC………

    I’m sure the APC is going to be failed again

    We have been already awarded as none trust worthy nation.. and every country think the same about every Pakistani Nationals every where…….

    what else can be awarded
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  • Haider
    Oct 3, 2011 - 2:05AM

    @Diggvijay Singh: we dont think the way you think. our media , our politicians, our Army consider them ‘suspected militants’ just because US suspected them to be militants.

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