US drone attack kills 3 suspected militants

Published: May 14, 2011
A US drone fired two missiles into a vehicle in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Friday, killing at least three militants, local security officials said.

A US drone fired two missiles into a vehicle in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Friday, killing at least three militants, local security officials said.


A US drone fired two missiles into a vehicle in the North Waziristan tribal region on Friday, killing at least three suspected militants, officials said.

The attack took place in the Kharkamar area, 40 kilometres west of Miramshah, a stronghold of the Taliban.

It was the fourth such attack reported in the tribal regions since US Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Another local security official confirmed the strike and toll, but said the identities of the dead were not immediately known.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2011.

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  • kash
    May 13, 2011 - 5:30PM

    why are you worrying?? all are terroristsRecommend

  • Ba Ha
    May 13, 2011 - 5:51PM

    Another Bin Laden Revenge attack sponsored by the General Dynamics Co.; The corporation that is thinking of your security even thought you may not know it.Recommend

  • kya kehna
    May 13, 2011 - 6:07PM

    and they told you they were terroristsRecommend

  • Ashraf R
    May 13, 2011 - 6:35PM

    @kya kehna:
    Each missile costs over a million dollars. Why would they waste it on civilians?Recommend

  • then chup raho
    May 13, 2011 - 7:16PM

    @kya kehna
    did bin laden tell you he is a terrorist?? did LeT tell you they are terrorist organisation?? did any thief tell you that he is a thief and he is going to steal you ?Recommend

  • hamid
    May 13, 2011 - 7:20PM

    Good atleast the American are relentlessly targeting the terrorists. Kudos to Americans !Recommend

  • Hyder Ali
    May 13, 2011 - 7:28PM

    There are 25,000 terrorists hiding in Pakistan border areas. So, we need ten times the kill rate to wipe out terrorism from the globe. Within 500 days(less than two years) all terrorists will be dead. Current rate of one strike a day is inadequate.Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 13, 2011 - 7:50PM

    These drone attacks are “in your face”. Army and ISI were sleeping about OBL. They are still sleeping about drone attacks, poor generals. They have two choices put up or shut up and they are doing both. Recommend

  • Mwah
    May 13, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Someone plz remind pak. Govt that tribal people also human.Recommend

  • another one
    May 13, 2011 - 9:34PM

    YaY Kill us all .. let send few drones in lahore and karachi too… or may be use a nuke.. why waste “million of dollars on small drones” Recommend

  • another one
    May 13, 2011 - 9:36PM

    @Mwah no they are not .. as you can read in comments tribune moderator only approve comment of those who think they are terrorist :)Recommend

  • P.A.M
    May 13, 2011 - 10:03PM

    terrorists are also human.Recommend

  • Chilli
    May 13, 2011 - 10:34PM

    America is always right. No need to check who were killed. Take dollars and be happy. Our Army and Rulers are fooling the nation. We are told to believe in American version of every story.Recommend

  • Raj
    May 14, 2011 - 12:11AM

    @P.A.M. – People who don’t treat other humans as human don’t deserve a human status. I know you will call it inhuman, but so be it. Different people deserve different treatment based how they behave.Recommend

  • moeed
    May 14, 2011 - 2:53AM

    shame on us lot for allowing the usa to hit drone in our tribal areas what is this army for can’t do any action in this area or the only solution is drones Recommend

  • Tahseen
    May 14, 2011 - 3:24AM


    How can you judge about people when you don’t even know them. As a universal law, unless proven guilty everyone is innocent.

    Terrorists do not deserve the treatment of humans, but how it can be determined that whether people being killed are terrorists if the killer is the judge, jury, evidence and execution. These attacks are executions. Means these classify as war crimes. Recommend

  • P.A.M
    May 14, 2011 - 7:30AM

    sorry dude, my analysis was based on chromosome number, and waz a reply to some false sympathizer. based on human behavior, i agree with youRecommend

  • Wahid Ahmed
    May 15, 2011 - 9:57AM

    To all Pakistani brother and sister it not only Mr Imran Khan duity to protest aganest drone we should all stand beside him.and save Pakistan from davels.Recommend

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