Three killed in US drone strike in Miranshah

Published: October 31, 2011

Drone fires four missiles on vehicle in Mubarak Shah tehsil. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

MIRANSHAH: Three people were killed in a US drone strike in Miranshah area North Waziristan on Monday, said officials.

The drone fired four missiles on a vehicle in the Mubarak Shah area of Miranshah.

On Sunday, a drone strike killed six people and injured two others in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan after firing six missiles at a vehicle and a compound suspected of militant activity.

There has been a string of US drone strikes recently which have killed several high-ranking militants including the brother of a Pakistani Taliban commander along with five others in Azam Warsak, while six more militants were killed in another strike in Hishokhel village.

Under President Barack Obama, the United States has drastically stepped up drone strikes in Pakistan but refuses to discuss them publicly.

Nearly 60 US drone strikes have been reported in Pakistan so far this year, dozens of them since US Navy SEALs killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.

Reader Comments (16)

  • Beghariyiti
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:25PM

    That looks like a new Preadator UAV design?

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  • Ace Leaf
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:49PM

    Earlier the better

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  • MarkH
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:49PM

    @Beghariyiti:
    Yes, to further boost our baby eating capacity. We’re insatiable.

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  • Mirza
    Oct 31, 2011 - 9:20PM

    Last night I met a gentleman from Waziristan and he is thrilled about the successful drone attacks. He told me that local population calls them Ababils and he counted the names of trutal terrorists the drones have killed. They are delighted by this heavenly help.

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  • M.Akthar
    Oct 31, 2011 - 10:02PM

    Mr. Mirza, may i know what you are trying to convey here? The Pakistanis consider Taliban as our Assets. Imran Khan also supports these religious groups which is why hes able to garner support from the religious parties.
    Most Pakistani`s are against drone attacks as they are killing Muslims fighting jihad.Recommend

  • Meta Punjabi
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:06PM

    cowards ….
    USA waited and attacked on pakistan only after they confirmed that Imran khan is not in Pakistan.
    Where are you Imran khan …came back… safe pakistan

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  • Meta Punjabi
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:33PM

    @ Mirza

    Brother Imran khan will not talk to you.

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  • ali
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:45PM

    American the defeated and humiliated is bent upon extra judicial killing while the chief politician Hillary is begging the ISI to help them talk to the Haqqanis:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/world/asia/united-states-seeks-pakistan-spy-agencys-help-for-afghan-talks.html?ref=world

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  • Bangash
    Nov 1, 2011 - 12:34AM

    Drone attacks take out top terrorists and should continue.

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  • Mirza
    Nov 1, 2011 - 1:31AM

    @Meta Punjabi:
    Oh, I am crushed that terrorist apologist would not talk to me, simply heartbroken!
    Thanks for this “devestating” news
    Regards,
    Mirza

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  • Cautious
    Nov 1, 2011 - 2:52AM

    You ever wonder why there are never any pictures of the aftermath of these bombings? The Taliban know how to use the media an you can bet money that if the American’s had been blowing up civilians they would be providing grizzly pictures for the news media.

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  • You Said It
    Nov 1, 2011 - 5:21AM

    Only Imran Khan can save patriotic Pakistanis from drone attacks. If elected, he will breathe fire which will burn the drones in the sky before they can fire their Hellfire missiles. Vote for PTI.

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  • Numbersnumbers
    Nov 1, 2011 - 5:43AM

    @Meta Punjabi:
    And Brother Imran kahn will also not visit North Waziristan to ask the people what they think of Drone attacks!

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  • csmann
    Nov 1, 2011 - 6:03AM

    justice from heavens for beasts

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  • Malatesh
    Nov 1, 2011 - 8:47AM

    It is response to what Imran khan said yesterday “Hang all those who are responsible for killing 30k pakistani innocent terrorists”.

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  • John
    Nov 1, 2011 - 9:47PM

    I wish the very best for all the people in Pakistan, and hope that you will attain the peaceful and prosperous future you deserve. I also understand that some people are happy to see the drone attacks against the Taliban, etc. in Pakistan (and that others are not so happy). But I merely wish to say that, if a majority of Pakistanis wish to defeat the Taliban, they should find a way to do so without US drones, and without the US military. The United States is not and cannot be the world’s cop. Regardless of what Mr. Obama and his military advisers want, the American public do not support the drone strikes. Unfortunately, we are a people currently held hostage to our government and Wall Street.

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