US drone strike kills nine in North Waziristan: Officials

Published: August 21, 2012

Two US drones fired four missiles on a vehicle in Shnakhura village.

MIRANSHAH: At least nine militants were killed when a US drone targeted a vehicle in the Humzonee village, about 4km South West of Miranshah headquarters of North Waziristan on Tuesday at 7pm, a security official said.

The security official  told The Express Tribune, that it could not be ascertained whether high-ranking militants were among those killed, but added that four missiles were fired on the vehicle by the drone which destroyed the vehicle.

Humzonnee village is inhibited by the Dawar tribe and is located close to the Miranshah market of North Waziristan.

Earlier on Sunday, at least six militants were killed when US drones fired missiles twice on Sunday in North Waziristan Agency.

 

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Reader Comments (24)

  • Mirza
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:24PM

    Unless Pak army takes contorl of its own areas and drive the terrorists out of their safe havens, these strikes would continue to protect the innocent Pakistani. It is the least destructive option that can be used against the terrorists who have waged a war of terror against civilians.Recommend

  • Aug 21, 2012 - 8:26PM

    Thank you Uncle Sam..!!

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  • Naseer
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:27PM

    This is the election year in USA so expect more drone strikes.
    Yah Allah, please give courage and determination to our Army to protect our country too.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Keep it up . This is an Idee to the people of Pakistan as they also have started to hate such eliments .

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  • Aryabhat
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:35PM

    If they hit the right target – “Good riddence” and “More of the same pls”

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  • Babloo
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:35PM

    Pakistan maps should be redrawn to show those areas as no longer under Pakistan state control.

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  • gul bahadur
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:37PM

    God bless you. Keep it up. All the peace loving people are with you President OBAMA.

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  • Adnan
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:41PM

    Give the US fair warning and if they dont stop, SHOOT THEM DOWN.

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:47PM

    We need more drone attacks to kill these terrorists. Who say drone attacks kill civilians? People who say this are the apologists for Taliban and turn a blind eye to their crimes. When they kill Shias, attack security forces, kidnap people for ransom, loot banks, unleash suicide attacks and oppress people in the name of Islam, these apologists run out of words to condemn these barbarians. I salute the USA for conducting these attacks on these barbarians and letting them know that there is someone in the skies that takes them to the task.Recommend

  • ishtiaer hussain
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:48PM

    We should appreciate the US for killing these barbarians. This is the least punishment for the beasts who slaughter innocent Pakistanis like animals.Recommend

  • ishtiaer hussain
    Aug 21, 2012 - 8:49PM

    As long as the US forces are in Afghanistan, Taliban and their political patrons and sympathizers will keep claiming that their only objective is to drive the occupied forces out of Afghanistan. But that’s the half truth. Once the US is out of Afghanistan, they will turn their guns full-time at Pakistan and fight for their own version of Islamic Sharia. This is their real objective. Under the cloak of implementing Sharia, they will want to grab power in Pakistan and Afghanistan at the barrel of the gun. So they will keep killing innocents even when the US is out of the game.Recommend

  • Mahakaalchakra
    Aug 21, 2012 - 9:09PM

    What is going on in Pakistan since ISI honcho’s recent visit to USA?

    Supply routes opened fully with added burden of security on Pakistan; Kayani is also singing the same tune that it is OUR war.

    Drone a day keeps Jehadi away.

    No one in the universe is opposing unrelenting drone strikes in Pakistan. Not even all-weather friend China or braader-mulk Saudia are opposing these strikes. Forget about Kashmiris; they are full of ingratitude and are awake now.

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  • proud pathan
    Aug 21, 2012 - 9:10PM

    wots ur say on this act FRANCE…

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  • Mahakaalchakra
    Aug 21, 2012 - 9:13PM

    What is going on in Pakistan since ISI recent visit to USA?

    Supply routes opened fully with added burden of security on Pakistan; Kayani is also saying that it is OUR war.

    Drone a day keeps Taliban away.

    No one in the universe is now opposing unrelenting drone strikes in Pakistan. Not even all-weather friend China or braader-mulk Saudia are opposing these strikes. Forget about Kashmiris; they are full of ingratitude and are fully awake now.Recommend

  • Imran Con
    Aug 21, 2012 - 10:02PM

    @proud pathan:
    Don’t go picking on France. Hurt feelings are enough to make them surrender.

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  • Nand
    Aug 21, 2012 - 10:04PM

    This is a product of sleeping with the enemy.

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  • Raj - USA
    Aug 21, 2012 - 10:10PM

    @Babloo:
    “Pakistan maps should be redrawn to show those areas as no longer under Pakistan state control.”
    If you have not noticed, Pakistan maps are being redrawn to include parts of Punjab only. It is being done by the people of Pakistan themselves (which includes their political parties, provincial minded, religious rightists, and above all by their assets, with catalyst provided by the judiciary and the army); and for the people of Pakistan by others (which includes USA, Afghanistan, NATO and the recent entrant France). I believe there is good support for this from OIC countries also. If religious violence flares within China or Burma, China will come out from the sidelines and make an open entry to this group.

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  • True Voice of Pakistan
    Aug 21, 2012 - 11:25PM

    Good Job!….Please target suicide bombers before Military launches operations…as these criminals threatens in advance….

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  • True Muslim Paki
    Aug 21, 2012 - 11:53PM

    This Drone looks like a D & has become a pain in the A for Pakistan.

    The military should do something instead of a sitting like retired old granny & complaining.

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  • Ijaz Mir
    Aug 22, 2012 - 12:20AM

    At least there is some one who take revenge for us. God bless America.

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  • Yunus jamal
    Aug 22, 2012 - 5:05AM

    I used to wonder why the constant bombardment over these areas have got prevalent and , now i think this may be the heavenly punishment to those people whose religious pride,over-estimation,fanatiscim,under-education hev led them to nowhere.Even recently they shatter the unity of the country by celebrating the EID on saturday when even the Upper dics of the crescent was impossible to be sighted.Their Ulema’s remain heedless to have some concern….so pay the price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.I am not aiming tauntful arrows over the whole-lot ,yet the authoritative layer could be accredited for the consequences.

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  • Jeay Mohajir
    Aug 22, 2012 - 11:30AM

    Come on Uncle sam ! We need more please ! OUR army are also supporting you. We know this !

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  • imme
    Aug 22, 2012 - 1:20PM

    we fully endorse such attacks as long as they hit the right targets .. once again thanks to USA for fighting our part of evil .

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  • Javed Mir
    Aug 22, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Nine people were killed and there is no means to verify that they were militants. Most probably they could be civilians as such there could be severe reaction from them. Is there any possibility that this bloodletting comes to an end and we could have peace in our tribal areas?

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