Pakistan protests as drone strike in Miranshah kills 17

The drone fired missiles on a house in main bazaar.


Reuters/our Correspondent July 02, 2013
The drone fired four missiles in the bazaar.

MIRANSHAH: An unmanned aerial combat vehicle on early Wednesday fired missiles on a house located in the Miranshah Bazaar in North Waziristan, killing 17, Express News reported.

According to details, the drone fired missiles on the house in Sarai Darpakhel. The attack destroyed the house and a vehicle parked next to it.

The identity of the casualties was unclear

The foreign office protested against the drone campaign and said innocent people are killed in these strikes.

The drone attack was the biggest launched this year and the second since Nawaz Sharif took office as prime minister following his victory in May elections.

On June 7, 2013, seven suspected militants were killed and three injured when a drone strike targeted a compound in Mangroti village, in the Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan, according to government officials.

The village is sited 50 kilometres west of Miramshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, close to the Pak-Afghan border.

“The drone fired two missiles at a suspected militant compound,” a local administration official told The Express Tribune. “At least seven people were killed,” he added.

The Pakistan government maintains that the drone strikes cause civilian casualties and are counter productive.

COMMENTS (25)

Dr.A.K.Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

Supporters of Drobe attack are increasing day by day . It's a good sign indeed .

Well said , declaire the Drone as a '' national bird'' of Pakistan .

Prince | 8 years ago | Reply

Hypocrisy at its best. All those who are supporting Drones have been exposed. They start yelling on the Suicide Attack, but support drones, both of which kill innocents. (Perhaps it is because in bomb blast, they can also be the victim, but this is not the case in Drone attacks.)

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