US drones target 2 compounds in North Waziristan, kill 7

Latest air strikes target Uzbek and Punjabi Taliban hideouts

Reuters December 26, 2014

DI KHAN: Two US drones fired missiles at militant hideouts in North Waziristan on Friday killing at least seven people, intelligence officials said.

The attacks took place in the same area where Pakistan Army has been mounting an air-and-ground operation against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan insurgents.

On Friday, intelligence official said the latest air strikes targeted Uzbek and Punjabi Taliban hideouts.

Pakistan has stepped up operations against the militants in response to December 16 school massacre in which more than 130 children were killed, but details of its efforts are sketchy as independent journalists are not allowed in North Waziristan.

US drone strikes are deeply unpopular in the country and the government is officially against them, even though many senior TTP commanders have been killed in such attacks in past years. US officials almost never publicly comment on its drone policy in Pakistan.


Ch. Allah Daad | 9 years ago | Reply

The point is not that who killed and why. The question which no one is asking is that, how these animals had survived after house to house search and intense bombing.

non political | 9 years ago | Reply

war on terror spread in Pakistan's tribal area due to drone strikes.....our Pak army is well equipped enough to fight these terrorists

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