Drones strike kills four in North Waziristan

Tribesmen recall seeing six drones hovering in the air since the afternoon.

Afp/nasruminallah April 15, 2013
US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Manzar Khel area of Datta Khel. PHOTO: FILE


A US drone strike killed four militants on Sunday in the Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan Agency.

A security official said the US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Manzar Khel area of Datta Khel, some 40 kilometres towards west of Miramshah, the headquarters of the agency.

Tribesmen recalled seeing six drones hovering in the air since the afternoon, spreading panic and fear in the area. One of the drones fired two missiles at around sunset, killing at least four militants.

The compound caught fire after the strike leaving all the bodies burnt.

The last drone strike occurred in the agency on March 22, when US drones targeting a vehicle in Datta Khel killed four militants.

A UN envoy last month said US drone attacks violate Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2013.


Sultan Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply

It is wrong to say drones targets only terrorists not innocents civilians According to the estimate based on survey,large number of innocent civilians has been killed by drones which badly effected American popularity in Pakistan other world countries as well

Sultan Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply

Drones are being used by the United States as a vital weapon against Taliban and regional terrorists. It is true,drones are vital weapon and the CIA has used it successfuly,but its side effect can not be ignored. Drones are creat counter productive. When drone targets to death men women and childern their remains are appeared as recruits for Taliban and other outfit organization operating in the region especially tribal area bodering Afghanistan so to change war diplomacy with insurgents are dire need of the time,It is subject to reconsider.

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