3 foreign militants killed in North Waziristan drone strike

Drone missile hit upper storey of a building, bakery on the ground floor destroyed in attack.


Our Correspondent May 26, 2012

MIRANSHAH: At least three foreign fighters were killed on Saturday when a US drone launched a missile attack on a two storey building near Darpa Khel Sarai in Miranshah Bazaar, the main town of North Waziristan Agency, a security official said.

Officials said the missile hit the upper storey of a building at around 4am, killing three Arab fighters, whose names could not be ascertained.

The upper storey comprised of just one room and the fighters were allegedly living there. According to officials, the ground floor had a small bakery, which was destroyed in the missile attack, but no one was present in the bakery at that hour.

“Three drone aircrafts are still hovering over my head,” said an eye witness while the bodies were shifted by militants to an undisclosed location.

AFP had earlier reported that four militants had been killed in the drone strike.

Statistics show that around 31 militants have been killed in drone strikes during the month of May, 2012. On Thursday four foreign fighters were killed in the Mir Ali sub-division of the agency.

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Syed Kamal | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

According to Conflict Monitoring Center 127 people have been killed in 18 drone attacks so far this year. In total 2788 people have been killed in 321 drone attacks sine 2004. Only a handful of them are known militants. Rest of them are unknown 'suspected' militants. Keep in mind that these 'suspected' militants include women and children too. One must remember 17 march 2011 drone attack when these so-called 'security officials' had claimed that 20 suspected militants were killed but it was revealed that actually a tribal Jirga was targeted and 40 tribesmen were butchered. Also keep in mind the poor 15 year old Tariq who was killed by drone attack just because he had participated in protest in Islamabad. Those who say that drones are killing militants are requested that please try to find out the truth behind this assassination campaign. mcpk.org and http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/ are too good sources to expose the reality

Nikarish | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Babloo: Exit strategy - long marches to keep the nation fit for the olympics.

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