15 killed in Waziristan drone strikes

Two important commanders of the Mullah Nazir group among those killed in the first drone strike.

Zulfiqar Ali March 13, 2012

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least 15 people were killed in separate drone strikes in Waziristan on Tuesday. 

The first strike, which took place in the morning, had killed eight militants including two important commanders of the Mullah Nazir group and injured two.

The commanders were identified as Shamsullah and Amir Hamza Toji Khel. The bodies were shifted to Angoor Adda, local tribal sources told The Express Tribune.

A drone had fired two missiles at a vehicle in an area between Birmal tehsil of South Waziristan and Shawal of North Waziristan, an official of the political administration said.

The location had been identified as Uthghalai in South Waziristan.

The second drone strike took place in the Sara Khurah area of Shawal and killed seven people. A drone had fired two missiles on a vehicle.

A drone strike on March 9 had killed at least 12 militants. A US drone had  fired three missiles on a vehicle in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan, which is a stronghold of militants belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

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well-wisher | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Pakistan politics: There are two good reasons for the military not to confront the Americans in matter of drones and other intrusions. Firstly, the military has decided not to undertake operations in NW and in turn is allowing the drones to operate in this region. Secondly, military cannot afford to be on the wrong side of US being an ally otherwise all military aid including spares of aircrafts and other infrastructures would be suspended which would seriously hamper the operational capabilities as well as the goodies to its top brass.

Taqi | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Ali Wazir: Pakistan has an army of half a million men. How can fighting a few rebels in what is Pakistani territory 'overstretch' them?

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