Three killed in drone strike on moving car

The unmanned US aircraft targets a vehicle by firing two missiles at it in the Tapi area of Miranshah.

Express March 15, 2011

At least three militants died on Monday in a US missile strike on a vehicle in a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, security officials said.

The drone fired two missiles on a suspect vehicle and initial reports suggest three militants were killed, according to a security official, requesting anonymity. Another official confirmed the attack and said it took place about 10 kilometres east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.

A security official in Peshawar city said the missile targeted a moving car and killed three militants. The deeply unpopular covert US drone campaign which operates with the tacit consent of Pakistani officials, has been ramped up recently as the missiles target insurgents believed to be hiding in the lawless border regions.

Missile attacks doubled in the area last year as the covert campaign was stepped up, with more than 100 drone strikes killing over 670 people in 2010.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 15th, 2011.


curious1 | 10 years ago | Reply Drones are doing good job in eliminating terrorists and providing material for both military and politicians for cashing in headlines to oppose it. My question to the military personals and the political leaders that if you sincerely want to eradicate terrorism then why do you oppose it instead? Are you with terrorists or with Pakistani people? Just being ‘Curious’.
Babar Khan | 10 years ago | Reply Eeman its for you, There is no such terrorist organization working in the FATA and in some settle part of our country without the support of ISI. Nor can any organization work without the support of ISI. I know the influence of the ISI and it is inconceivable to say that our secret agencies are not involved with TTP and other alike organizations. To my reckoning which could be wrong is that if these terrorist organizations are backed by CIA then it means that our armed forces and ISI are sleeping and that 80% percent of our budget goes in vain. How can Hakim Ullah survive unless our forces allow him to live….?? Is it, that we cannot find him even after deploying 150000 army personnel in FATA?? Thing is that we are in state of war with 46 Nato countries and peace will only return when invading army leaves Afghanistan. We want our influence on the region of Afghanistan to have upper hand on India. Karzai in his speech clearly said “take your fight to Pakistan where the trouble lies” shows one thing that we are supporting them and yes we are supporting them and it’s obvious to everyone. It is all about regional influence it is not the war on terrorism or anything like that. But yes Americans are involved to defame Pakistan and to fabricate an excuse that our nuclear assists are unsafe.
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