US drone strike kills 3 in North Waziristan

Published: December 21, 2012

Two missiles were fired at a house in Miranshah area. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A US drone strike in North Waziristan killed three people, Express News reported on Friday.

According to details, two missiles were fired at a house in Miranshah area.

The attack left the house completely damaged.

People from the area have recovered bodies from the rubble. However, they fear that the death toll may rise further.

The covert US attacks are unpopular in Pakistan, where the government criticises them as a violation of sovereignty, but US officials believe they are a vital weapon against militants.

According to a September 2012 US study, US drone strikes in Pakistan have killed far more civilians than the US has acknowledged, traumatised innocent tribesmen.

The study by Stanford Law School and New York University’s School of Law called for re-evaluation of the strategy, saying the number of “high-level” targets killed as a percentage of total casualties was extremely low – about 2%, according to CNN.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Harshvardhan sharma
    Dec 21, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Okay so normalcy and sanity prevails in Pakistan

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  • Rani
    Dec 21, 2012 - 8:45PM

    RIP

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