US drone strike kills 6 in North Waziristan

The pilotless drone aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in a village in North Waziristan.

Zulfiqar Ali May 24, 2012

MIRANSHAH: Six militants including four Uzbek fighters were killed in twin drone strikes in the Esokhel area of Mir Ali, sub-division North Waziristan Agency in the early hours of Thursday, a security official said.

According to the official, one house and one mosque near the Esokhel graveyard were hit with two missiles around 5:30am, killing six militants and partially damaging the mosque in the attack.

An eye witness told The Express Tribune that the impact of the strikes razed the mud house in which militants were residing to the ground.

Soon after the strike, local militants surrounded the house and shifted the bodies to an undisclosed location, said the witness.

This was the second attack after the Chicago summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Four militants were killed in a similar drone strike in Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan Agency a day earlier.

Earlier, Reuters reports stated that 10 militants were killed.


r.t. tavi | 10 years ago | Reply

i wasn't there so I can't say who exactly they kill each time ("innocent" or not), but i will say this: the US is capable of such greater warfare than these drones. they have technology and trained soldiers that could easily nix their enemies: especially if they're hiding amongst goat herders. so why do it this way is a good question, especially when they increase in frequency following pressure on the Pakistan government to reopen routes to Afghanistan.

malik | 10 years ago | Reply

US is launching their expensive drones just to kill some innocent goat-herding tribals... why should they do it ?

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