US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

By AFP
Published: September 30, 2013
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This was the second strike in less than 24 hours. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

This was the second strike in less than 24 hours. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike targeting a militant compound Monday killed three militants in North Waziristan, officials said.

The attack took place in the Boya area of North Waziristan region of which Miranshah is the main town.

“A US drone fired two missiles on a militant compound, killing three rebels,” a senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

This was the second strike in less than 24 hours. At least three militants were killed Sunday in a drone attack on Dargamandi area in North Waziristan, also known as a strong bastion of Taliban and al Qaeda linked militants.

Another security official confirmed the strike and casualties but said the identities of those killed were not immediately known.

Boya is believed to be stronghold of the Hafiz Gul Bahadur group and both foreign and local militants. Bahadur, a local warlord, is allied with the Afghan Taliban fighting US-led troops across the border.

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  • ironMan!
    Sep 30, 2013 - 10:10AM

    APC..Action awaits! PM you are in the states: RAISE YOUR VOICE!

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  • sidjeen
    Sep 30, 2013 - 10:41AM

    thank u US for fighting our enemies for us.Recommend

  • Truth before self
    Sep 30, 2013 - 11:20AM

    Dear USA- Keep up the good work and wish you many more successes with your drones!

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  • Zulfiqar
    Sep 30, 2013 - 11:39AM

    Please spare us !!!!!!!!! :@

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  • The Economist
    Sep 30, 2013 - 12:07PM

    Go USA kill all terrorist and their safe heavens.

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  • Ali
    Sep 30, 2013 - 12:46PM

    @sidjeen &Truth before self. Are u 2 indians?

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  • REALIST
    Sep 30, 2013 - 1:23PM

    Good Job. Proceed with haste.

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  • ahmer
    Sep 30, 2013 - 1:26PM

    Great work USA. PLs help us as our government and Military will not help us. A full fledged attack to clean them out once and for all is needed.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Sep 30, 2013 - 1:28PM

    Well done USA.

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  • STUPID LIBERALS
    Sep 30, 2013 - 2:26PM

    @Ali:

    No they are liberals

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  • lkhan
    Sep 30, 2013 - 4:02PM

    Yes, please kill them all. Our people have suffered enough. In north and south Waziristan, and where ever they may be, these killers should not be allowed to carry on any more bombings of civilians or others.Recommend

  • Dr. A.K.Tewari
    Oct 30, 2013 - 5:32PM

    The above comments will only change the situation .Recommend

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