US drone strikes kill 16 in South Waziristan

Published: July 24, 2010
US drone strikes killed 16 in South Waziristan. PHOTO: EPA

US drone strikes killed 16 in South Waziristan. PHOTO: EPA

Sixteen people were killed in US drone strikes  in Angoor Ada, South Waziristan on Saturday.

Local sources said that some foreigners have also been killed in the attack in which they say five missile were fired on a house.

The missiles targeted the compound in Dwasarak village, about 40 kilometres west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan district, a senior Pakistani security official said.  “Two US drones fired four missiles,” he said.   Two intelligence officials, one in Wana and one based in Peshawar, also confirmed the attack.

The targeted house was completely damaged.

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in more than 100 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, including a number of high profile militants.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • hira
    Jul 24, 2010 - 5:31PM

    Drone is a strategy used to kill the high profile militants who the ground forces fail to reach. Either by hook or by crook we as citizens must get rid of militancy in the country for a safe future.Recommend

  • Eraj danish
    Jul 24, 2010 - 5:34PM

    We must defeat the militants from our country and try to protect the National interest as well as protect the citizens of the country. The Taliban MUST GO!!Recommend

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