Five more killed in fresh drone strike

By AFP
Published: September 20, 2010
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A drone fired three missiles at Darazinda village.

A drone fired three missiles at Darazinda village.

MIRANSHAH: A US drone on Tuesday fired three missiles at a militant compound in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, killing five militants, officials said.

A day earlier eight militants were killed in a US drone strike in the same region.

There have been more than 200 strikes, which have killed over 900 people, mostly civilians, in the tribal areas since 2008. Today’s was the tenth such strike in 11 days, security officials said.

With the country struggling to cope with devastating floods that have hit 21 million people in the country’s worst humanitarian disaster, militant violence has picked up in recent weeks with a fresh series of major bombings.

US missiles have killed 60 militants in North Waziristan since September 3. The Taliban last week threatened Pakistani security forces with further suicide attacks to avenge US strikes, which have become a key tactic in the US-led fight to reverse a Taliban insurgency in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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  • Aasia Sohail Mian
    Sep 20, 2010 - 7:00PM

    The American now should leave the region. They have lost the war and even American citizens are also against the policy of America now. The terrorism has increased and we have suffered enough.We are watching our brothers and sisters being killed and we are silent. Recommend

  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Sep 21, 2010 - 10:22AM

    They should leave & let these fanatics & lunatics take over. This is no war on religion, it’s all a power game of that sick person Osama & unfortunately people (educated) can’t see this simple thing.

    I do not agree with US policies, but neither do I support the Talibans. People like Osama & Zahwari have given such a bad name to Islam & have damage the name of Islam in such a way that no one has been able to do so since the birth of Islam. Both these unholy people have taken their wars with their own country’s regime & made it a war of religions, which is not the case. They have used Islam for their own ends. These people are not interested in Islam; they just are using Islam to settle their own scores with the governments in Egypt & House of Sauds in case of Osama.

    Religion has been use to justify many wars since the birth of religion, pagans did it, Christians did it & even muslims used religion to justify wars & that is what exactly both of these maniacs are doing.

    I think these drones should be given to Pakistan & the Army should blow these people back to hell, because it is where they belong too.Recommend

  • Bunty
    Sep 22, 2010 - 6:28AM

    September has been ravaged by these attacks…we’re asking for big trouble here. The militants will strike and vent their anger out on civilians again…all at the behest of these foreign strikesRecommend

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