DI KHAN: At least six suspected militants were killed when two missiles fired from a US drone targeted a house and vehicle in the Mamon Narai Mountain’s top in Shewdar of district Shawal in North Waziristan at noon on Saturday, confirmed a security official.
The security official told The Express Tribune that one missile targeted the house and another the vehicle, damaging both in the attacks.
It could not be ascertained immediately whether the deceased were foreigners or locals.
The place (Mammon Narai) targeted by drone is the border region of North Waziristan ,located 60km south of the Miran Shah headquarters.
Mamon Narai is a mountains region is inhibited by the Uthmanzai Wazir of North Waziristan is a preferred place for militants.
The attack comes a day after Army chief General Parvez Kayani hinted at a military offensive in the same region but said it would not be initiated at the behest of any outside power.
Last month, a US drone strike on a compound in North Waziristan killed 12 suspected militants.
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@socratese: Call the indian Military also , waziristani militancy has to be eliminated at any cost
Much the best and excellent Eid gift from USA to its Pakistani corrupt,beggars and slaves leaders including military leadership after the issuance of CSF of $1.118m beggary........
Thanks for respecting the holy month of Ramazan. Now the Ramazan are over and happy Eid to all the terrorists from the drones. As soon as our army almost refused to take swift or joint action against the terrorists, the drones came into action.
Don't be too happy about this Drone attack guys, those 6 were the good Talibans ...
@Karachities: Have the taliban hit your house yet? , why don't you stop and think for a moment how those victims feel
@Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad: Nobody wonders. Pakistan is the only country somehow confused about the people who do those things. By the way, those attacks happened before this drone strike. So even your deflecting wit failed you.
@Abdullah. The article you cite was written by a group that never visited the Wazirsitans - never interviewed anyone familiar with drone attacks (even by phone) - they just used computers to accumulate data and applied some questionable assumptions including - anyone who appeared to be 18 years or younger was deemed an innocent child and any female was automatically considered innocent -- both dubious assumptions. There are likely thousands of militants who are 18 or under (or look about that age) and you don't get a free pass if your a women providing food/shelter to violent criminals/militants. In short -- if your in close proximity to violent bad guys you increase the likelihood of a violent death -- that applies in every country.
Imagine Pakistani troops on ground and asking for drone strikes whenever wherever they face stiff resistance. With accurate intelligence provided by Pak troops and sympathetic tribals, there won't be any collateral damage. And we can easily eradicate this menace from out land. Food for thought. Any takers?
@Abdullah: And would you like to enlighten as to many civilians have been killed in Militant attacks with eyes wide open compared to remotely controlled drones? People like you are the reason we are unable to finish off this menace once and for all.
TTP----- a bunch of illiterate, Terrorists, frustrated, extremists, perturbed, mistaken, erroneous, misguided and coward people. They are the low of the lowest of the society hiding behind the name of ISLAM. Putting a bomb and killing innocent countrymen Muslims , women and children is what they can do best.How could they justify destroying their own country and its assets. What they CANNOT do is JIHAD against poverty, illiteracy and sufferings of human being.
If they had ONE BRAIN CELL and Courage, they would come forward for democratic elections or a debate on the national TV ( if they could even speak! ).
They themselves live like diseased RATS and think that everybody should do the same. I have heard few of their conversations intercepted by army posted on you tube and you can tell they do not have a BRAIN and none of them has ever gone to a SCHOOL.
They are a headace for every one. The best Taliban is dead Taliiban.
@Anti-mullah: How much you are a negative person. Allah give you hidayat.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Shame on those who support these drone attacks. I wish these drone hits their homes too. then they will feel the pain.
You are absolutely right. Bring them to court then the court can acquit them of all charges and release them as usual. Problem solved they are not militants because the courts said so and they can go killing.
Like your impeccable logic to legitimize militants and terrorists. The only question remaining is; would rest of the world buy in?
Poor innocent fellows. They simply gathhered there to make wellcome banners for their hero's peace march.
@FJ: What if they weren't militants? The news report says "suspected militants". Have you ever heard the media reporting otherwise? If there is sufficient intelligence that they were suspected militants then they should also come up with their names.
Who knows they might well would have been the killers of innocent Shias that were butchered few days ago. If our incompetent army and govt can not handle. I say thank you united states.
You invaded and destroyed their lands, homes, families and also calling them militants.....!
@FJ "If Militants are killed....", what if militants were not killed? Aren't people from Waziristan Pakistani?
Shia, Sunni or people from Wazirsitan, no deserve to be killed like this. If they have committed something wrong, try them in the court. But alas, we have dual standards.
And shame on people who are making jokes on the death of people.
And before you start yelling that who cares, they were militant, you must know that "Between 386 and 775 civilians, including 173 children, were killed in the 300 drone attacks since June 17, 2004. The report says between 1,141 and 1,225 persons were injured."
thank you, DRONE. keep it up.
Mystery of join and coordinated operation strategy is solved. Pak Army will take part in the ground operations while US air strikes through Drones. Thank you for making the nation confused.
EId gift from US. From America with love. No love lost from America. And then Americans ponder why there is increase in attacks form Afghan troops on American troops?
Drones are doing our job by eliminating some of the suicide bombers and barbarians. Pak army should not only move into N Wazirastan but act against all seminaries and mullas who are imparting militant and extremist teachings.
So it was a drone not the moon they saw last night ..Proved !!
This is a joint operation to clear out ttp.
If militants are killed, it's a good news then.