Drone strikes kills 9 in N Waziristan

A US missile strike kills six people in North Waziristan, hours after the Taliban blew up more NATO tankers.


Express/afp October 06, 2010

MIRANSHAH: Two US missile strikes Wednesday killed at least nine people in North Waziristan, hours after the Taliban blew up more NATO tankers.

A security official said two missiles hit a militant compound in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan in the first attack.

Smoke could be seen rising half a kilometre from the struck building, which was cordoned off by militants, residents said.

"We have reports that four militants were killed," one security official told AFP.

Another security official confirmed the toll and said that two others were wounded.

The second attack today took place on a compound in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

Earlier this week, militants attacked a depot housing 40 Nato oil tankers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, killing a member of staff and destroying at least 18 vehicles, in the fourth such attack in a week.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack along with other raids in the past week in which nearly 60 trucks were torched and three people died.

They vowed more attacks to disrupt NATO's supply route through Pakistan and to avenge a new wave of US drone strikes targeting Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants linked to the alleged terror plot against European cities.

"We claim responsibility for attacking and torching NATO tankers in Quetta today," Tehrik-i-Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq told AFP. "We will further intensify attacks with the intensification of US drone strikes on us."

Balochistan Police Chief Malik Mohammed Iqbal later said some suspects from the area were being questioned but gave no further details.

Authorities have reported 25 attacks since September 3 which have killed more than 140 people in the region, a hub for homegrown and foreign militants fighting in Afghanistan.

COMMENTS (1)

Rizwan T Khan | 11 years ago | Reply Why people are raising their voice, protesting only in favor of Dr. Aafia case (not saying not to follow it) and no one talks about these drones which kills 4-5 people on daily basis without taking a weekend break. These drones take off from our own land to kill our own people and then safely land on our own land again and yet we are all immune to this barbaric act and the spineless govt says they dont have any idea where these drones come from. Imagine of these drones attack our cities like Khi, Lhr or Isb. Would we still sit like dead bodies and do nothing. Infact US should do this because only then we just might (yes, I am using using the word might) get some "mardangi" to protect families and this country.
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