Drone strike kills 8 people in N Waziristan

Published: September 24, 2012

Drone fired at least two missiles.

At least eight poeple were killed when a drone fired misslies near Khaisura road of  North Waziristan, Express News reported on Monday evening.

According to details, an unmanned aerial vehicle fired two missiles at a house in Mir Ali, sub-division of North Waziristan.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured in the attack. A security official though told The Express Tribune that some foreigners had been killed in the attack.

Earlier on Saturday, A US drone strike targeted a vehicle, killing at least three suspected militants in Datta Khel, North Waziristan area.

Reader Comments (23)

  • Hasan
    Sep 24, 2012 - 9:29PM

    good riddance… the earlier we get of this bugs its better. We shud look to expand the scope of this.

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  • Mirza
    Sep 24, 2012 - 9:31PM

    The more the terrorists gain strenth and safe havens the more attacks should be carried out. We have to protect the poor Pakistani civilians at all costs. Let us keep our jihad against the fanatic terrorist killers.

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  • dalwala
    Sep 24, 2012 - 9:45PM

    I wish I was able to see the faces of those who are against Drone attacks after each strike.

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  • Sep 24, 2012 - 9:50PM

    We are tired of reading these ‘cut and paste’ stories every time. Who died, who taken their bodies, where cremated – are all national secrets.

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  • Jat
    Sep 24, 2012 - 10:33PM

    Where is the Babur NK now ? Ghaznavi, Ghauri ?

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  • Midhat
    Sep 24, 2012 - 10:34PM

    Is government willing to provide Names and Information of those killed ?

    “Earlier on Saturday, A US drone strike targeted a vehicle, killing at least three suspected militants”
    One Simply can’t Kill “Suspected” Criminals in any other part of the World. Leave Killing the cant even crimally charge anyone unless and Untill a crime has been fully established against them. What is the gaurantee here that no innocent were murdered. O ofcourse the World only cries Foul Play when it is the innocent US Citizen who dies. Innocent Iraqies, Afghans or Pakistanies don’t Count.Recommend

  • Waziristani
    Sep 24, 2012 - 10:41PM

    Keep it up. The useful and dreadful weapons against these barbarians and uncivilized creatures.

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  • dalwala
    Sep 24, 2012 - 10:42PM

    I love to see the faces of those who oppose Drone strikes after each attack…

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  • Cautious
    Sep 24, 2012 - 11:32PM

    @Khadar Basha

    We are tired of reading these ‘cut and
    paste’ stories every time. Who died,
    who taken their bodies, where cremated
    – are all national secrets.

    I don’t think it’s a secret that Pakistan has little (if any) control over the territory where these drone attacks take place and the Taliban doesn’t like providing the information you request. Kinda of a catch 22 – to get the info you want Pakistan has to take control and when they do the drone attacks will stop. Go figure – guess you and the American’s want the same thing.

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  • usm
    Sep 24, 2012 - 11:45PM

    That is tantamount to lynching. These drone strikes are completely inhuman and insane and deserves utmost condemnation.

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  • Karachities
    Sep 25, 2012 - 12:09AM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
    Allah accept the shahadat of innocent people. Please shot down this so called judiciary, courts. This is just the jungle law. It reminds me the The Wolf and the Lamb story.Recommend

  • Jat
    Sep 25, 2012 - 12:30AM

    News in International media about the attack on US base in Afghanistan where the Americans lost six harriers and two marines:

    “Taliban release video on Afghan base attackers..The Taliban video shows men wearing U.S. Army uniforms as they practice cutting through a chain-link fence and charging through the opening. One man indicates targets with a pointer and a whiteboard showing drawings of planes and fortifications. He speaks Pashtun, a major language in southern Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. Words on the whiteboard are written in Urdu, a language more common in Pakistan…”

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  • gp65
    Sep 25, 2012 - 12:44AM

    SO what happened to the fact that HRK claimed there is a greater realization in US now that drones are counterproductive.

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  • Imran Con
    Sep 25, 2012 - 3:14AM

    @Midhat:
    You guys “suspect” it. I’m sure the guy hitting the button is pretty sure of it. It’s also war. Common criminal law doesn’t apply.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Sep 25, 2012 - 8:22AM

    @Cautious:
    Dear Cautious,
    I do not think it is any secret that America set up most of the so called militant groups in Afghanistan, illegally invaded Afghanistan, forced the Taliban Government over the border into Pakistan, and then called them terrorists because they had the audacity to fight back. This situation is continuing and America, in its usual cowardly fashion, is firing drones to kill these combatant freedom fighters, and blaming Pakistan for the problems created. Of course, America has not produced any evidence in this particular case and the house occupiers may well be women and children. This has now been going for nearly twice as long as World War 2. It is time for America to recognize that they have created a monstrous debacle, and just get out of South Asia.
    P.S. Please do not say that the war is legal because the UN Security Council approved it. It is hardly a democratic institution.

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  • Dipak
    Sep 25, 2012 - 8:46AM

    The US is cooperating as Ms. Khar has said all along.

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  • Toba Alu
    Sep 25, 2012 - 8:58AM

    @Midhat:

    The use of American drones in Pakistani territory without the consent of the Pakistani Government is illegal (by any standard). Period. That is not the question. Each Government should be in full control of its own territory. That is neither the case. If the Americans (as allies) do not want to share their drone technology with Pakistan then that is their choice. Ideally, Pakistan and US as allies should collaborate and agree on each drone strike beforehand. But then both Governments should be on the same page with regard to objectives and means. This is neither the case. The trust deficit cannot be swept under the carpet either. Some objectives might be the same, others are obviously not the same. With over 40,000 killed you can neither claim that this about “suspected criminals”. This is a war and more and more Pakistanis are realizing that it is Pakistan’s war. The problem is within. Multiple games played by multiple players makes this whole affair a murky business. If Pakistan does not lead in a transparent manner it will continue to be led by uncontrollable events (from inside and outside). The ideal place for conspiracies.

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  • Zoro
    Sep 25, 2012 - 9:38AM

    Eight “PEOPLE” ?? or Terrorists ??
    English lessons to be taken again ??

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  • True Voice of Pakistan
    Sep 25, 2012 - 9:52AM

    keep up..raze all militants.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Sep 25, 2012 - 10:01AM

    @Dipak:
    Dear Dipak,

    I would hate to see the Americans in action when they are not cooperating.

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  • Jat
    Sep 25, 2012 - 12:21PM

    @Sexton Blake: “…I would hate to see the Americans in action when they are not cooperating…”

    You are getting to that state real fast, then you will be able to see for yourself.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Sep 25, 2012 - 1:45PM

    @Jat:
    Dear Jat, “Americans not Cooperating”.

    That the whole world should be so lucky.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Sep 25, 2012 - 4:35PM

    @Jat:
    Dear Jat, Your words: “You will be able see it for yourself”.
    I am getting older, but it just occurred to me in regard to what you said; promises, promises.

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