Drone strike kills four on 9/11 anniversary

Drone strike targeted a vehicle, killing four people, injuring two in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.


Express September 11, 2011

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At least four people were killed and two injured when a suspected drone strike targeted a vehicle in North Waziristan on Sunday evening.

According to Express 24/7 correspondent Umar Farooq reported that a US drone fired two rockets, targeting a vehicle believed to have been transporting militants in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan.

According to Farooq, locals had reported two people to have been injured in the attack, though locals are trying to avoid the area where the vehicle was targeted.

The drone strike comes as Americans commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks when two passenger aircrafts crashed into the World Trade Centers in New York city. The attacks launched a US led global military campaign, including Afghanistan where they targeted Taliban and al Qaeda collaborating militant groups in the areas near Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The drone strikes are an extension of the US war on terror targeting al Qaeda, the organisation believed to have carried the 9/11 attacks.

Last month, a US drone strike killed senior al Qaeda figure, Attiya Abd al Rahman.

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COMMENTS (19)

motsomi masilo | 9 years ago | Reply

The United Nations must lead the way when countries like the Usa are accused of genocide and war crimes. The world needs leadership from the United Nations and not bias.

motsomi masilo | 9 years ago | Reply

Thuggery and killings should be stopped. Prosecute and not kill people suspected of terrorism.

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