15 killed in Waziristan drone strikes

Published: March 13, 2012
Two important commanders of the Mullah Nazir group among those killed in the first drone strike. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Two important commanders of the Mullah Nazir group among those killed in the first drone strike. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

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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Reader Comments (26)

  • Super Star
    Mar 13, 2012 - 1:32PM

    American Pest control at its best ! Love you Uncle Sam!


  • Mar 13, 2012 - 1:42PM

    Where are our F-16’s ?


  • well-wisher
    Mar 13, 2012 - 2:53PM

    Drones, please carry on regardless.


  • Mar 13, 2012 - 2:57PM

    Thank you drones. We simply love you. Come to Kohistan.


  • wonderer
    Mar 13, 2012 - 3:06PM

    @Pakistan politics:

    They are only for India………


  • Wonderful
    Mar 13, 2012 - 3:22PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    USA have handed the planes over to Pak but have not yet handed over the keys.


  • Gladiators!
    Mar 13, 2012 - 3:42PM

    @Pakistan politics: are you talking about the F 16s given by the US? Meri bili mujhe miao miao?


  • DroneAcharya
    Mar 13, 2012 - 4:27PM

    Pakistani sovereignty violated yet again by them mighty ababeels ; America is indeed doing Allah’s cause of wiping out Abraha in the form of the “Good Taliban” and Al-Qaeda.


  • Adnan khan
    Mar 13, 2012 - 4:47PM

    Drones or dragons


  • Roflcopter
    Mar 13, 2012 - 6:22PM

    and terrorist attacks by cowards continueRecommend

  • Mar 13, 2012 - 6:46PM

    yeah u r right


  • Pakistani
    Mar 13, 2012 - 7:25PM

    I think ET should put a dislike option in the comments section alongwith the recommendation so that many people praising drone attacks would know their real worth and it would also save the moderator’s time for deleting comments.


  • Love Pakistan
    Mar 13, 2012 - 7:52PM

    Welcome back Drone. Pl, carry on this jihad against the enemies of humanity. Do n’t worry about our F16s. The people in Pak airforce know that you are doing a noble job which they cannot do. Long live Drones.


  • Drone Bhaijan Al-Jadeed Wal-Shadeed
    Mar 13, 2012 - 7:59PM

    Good job.

    Its heartening that names of terrorists are being published to forestall tally-ban propaganda.


  • Jahil online
    Mar 13, 2012 - 8:02PM

    God bless America


  • pakistanisbest
    Mar 13, 2012 - 8:28PM

    Everyday either army or US drones keep killing tribals. are there no militants else where in pakistan?


  • Rajendra Rana
    Mar 13, 2012 - 9:52PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    They can’t fly against US, they are American Birds


  • Ishtiaq
    Mar 13, 2012 - 10:33PM

    God knows there were militants or innocent muslims!


  • zahid
    Mar 13, 2012 - 11:41PM

    We favour all drone attacks. Drone kills terrorists not innocent. Who are against of drone are originally support taliban. Long Live Drone and US.


  • Chimera
    Mar 14, 2012 - 12:58AM

    US drones are doing a fantastic job of eliminating the Taliban terrorists, a task Pakistan is either unable or unwilling to carryout..

    Go Drones!


  • Freeman
    Mar 14, 2012 - 1:18AM

    Pakistani territory will keep violating until we have American puppet PPP Govt.


  • Nasir
    Mar 14, 2012 - 3:05AM

    @Ishtiaq: What about all the innocent muslims that the taliban kill on a daily basis? – stop loving the mullah and start loving islam


  • Ali Wazir
    Mar 14, 2012 - 3:38AM

    But isnt the Mulla Nazir Group basically sheltering Pakistan Army from Hakimullah Mehsud group??. I think the Americans want Pak Army to open another front in S waziristan now that its over stretched in Khyber Agency, Central Kurram, Dir, and Bajuar. This will give time for their boys to make it over the border to Kunar and fight another day.


  • Bitter_fact
    Mar 14, 2012 - 4:10AM

    National bird of Pakistan is flying again.. Where is Difa-e-Pakistan? Oh, they are busy in rallies


  • Taqi
    Mar 14, 2012 - 6:24AM

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


  • well-wisher
    Mar 14, 2012 - 10:07AM

    @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.


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