Three killed in US drone strike in Miranshah

Drone fires four missiles on vehicle in Mubarak Shah tehsil.


Iftikhar Firdous October 31, 2011

MIRANSHAH: Three people were killed in a US drone strike in Miranshah area North Waziristan on Monday, said officials.

The drone fired four missiles on a vehicle in the Mubarak Shah area of Miranshah.

On Sunday, a drone strike killed six people and injured two others in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan after firing six missiles at a vehicle and a compound suspected of militant activity.

There has been a string of US drone strikes recently which have killed several high-ranking militants including the brother of a Pakistani Taliban commander along with five others in Azam Warsak, while six more militants were killed in another strike in Hishokhel village.

Under President Barack Obama, the United States has drastically stepped up drone strikes in Pakistan but refuses to discuss them publicly.

Nearly 60 US drone strikes have been reported in Pakistan so far this year, dozens of them since US Navy SEALs killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.

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COMMENTS (16)

John | 9 years ago | Reply

I wish the very best for all the people in Pakistan, and hope that you will attain the peaceful and prosperous future you deserve. I also understand that some people are happy to see the drone attacks against the Taliban, etc. in Pakistan (and that others are not so happy). But I merely wish to say that, if a majority of Pakistanis wish to defeat the Taliban, they should find a way to do so without US drones, and without the US military. The United States is not and cannot be the world's cop. Regardless of what Mr. Obama and his military advisers want, the American public do not support the drone strikes. Unfortunately, we are a people currently held hostage to our government and Wall Street.

Malatesh | 9 years ago | Reply

It is response to what Imran khan said yesterday "Hang all those who are responsible for killing 30k pakistani innocent terrorists".

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