Drone strike kills 7 in North Waziristan

By AFP
Published: October 10, 2010
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This file photo taken on November 27, 2009 shows a US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile setting off from its hangar at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP

This file photo taken on November 27, 2009 shows a US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile setting off from its hangar at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP

MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike killed seven militants at a compound in North Waziristan on Sunday, security officials said.

The compound was located by a road in Shewa district about 40 kilometres northeast of the region’s main town of Miranshah.

The drone fired four missiles at the compound and two vehicles parked outside were also destroyed, an official in Miranshah told AFP.

“At least seven militants were killed and three wounded,” a security official in Peshawar told AFP, raising his earlier casualty assessment.

The casualties were confirmed by two other officials in Miranshah.

The strike is the latest in a series of US operations in the region which are believed to have targeted Taliban and al Qaeda plotting attacks in Europe.

Security officials said earlier this week that a drone strike had killed five German militants.

The United States has massively ramped up its drone campaign in the northwest tribal region on the Afghan border, amid intelligence claims of a Mumbai-style terror plot to launch attacks on European cities.

The plot was reportedly caught in its early planning stages.

Pakistani authorities have reported 27 drone attacks, since September 3, which have killed more than 150 people in the region.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Maz
    Oct 10, 2010 - 4:57PM

    Thank you US for cleaning our mess,I dont have any sympathy for these militants who kill innocent people.They are so cruel and they should be dealt with equal cruelty.Recommend

  • Oct 11, 2010 - 12:15AM

    Maz,

    Do you have any sympathy for the innocent civilians who are killed? Recommend

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