Drone strike kills 5 in N Waziristan: Officials

US drone fires two missiles at militant compound in Dashgah Village.

Afp January 18, 2011

MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike on a compound in North Waziristan on Tuesday killed five militants, security officials said.

"A US drone fired two missiles at a militant compound in Dashgah village killing at least five militants," a senior Pakistani security official told AFP.

"We are trying to ascertain the nationality of the militants killed in the attack,” said the official.

Dashgah is around 40 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal district, which borders Afghanistan.

A security official and an intelligence official in Peshawar confirmed the attack and the death toll.


Richard Ochoa | 10 years ago | Reply Let us not forget these savages have a simple cruel mentality, Kill those who oppose them. there is no rule of law for these animals. Please let's not forget Daniel Pearl or Nick Beg or the thousands of innocent American women, children, babies, and men that were murdered on 9/11 by these scum bags these nut jobs are fueled my fanaticism that is inspired by an extreme view Islam . Guess what in a few years robotics will field metal soldiers and then we can watch TV at home while sending our bots off to war flesh against metal . we win every time :}
Dale | 10 years ago | Reply This is as surgical as any war has ever been. The other options are far worse: Option 1 Ignore terrorism so Al Queda can rebuild and become a bigger threat than ever, making 9-11 look like child's play. Option 2 Invade AfPak on the ground, causing thousands upon thousands of civilian casualties, and making millions of new enemies overnight, rightly making the US the "bad guys" and resulting in again a stronger, more dangerous terrorist organization. The drone wars are the best thing that has ever happened in the fight against terrorism.
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