Over 50 killed in 3 drone strikes

Multiple drone strikes on militants, Lashkar-e-Islam headquarters leave 51 dead in Khyber Agency.


Express December 17, 2010

KHYBER: At least 51 people were killed in three drone strikes in the Khyber Agency on Friday.

According to Express 24/7 correspondent Iftikhar Firdous, the first strike targeted the headquarters of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam called 'Khushal Markaz' near the area of Speen Drang. Thirty two people were killed in the attack. Sources said that a wanted militant commander Marjan Alias Fauji was killed along with his companions.

In the second strike that took place in the Nahqi area of Sipah in Tirah valley, 15 militants were killed when a drone fired missiles at a house. According to sources the killed militants belonged to Swat.

At least four more people were killed when a drone fired missiles on a building in the Sandana village.

US drone attacks in the tribal areas of the country have increased in the recent past.  On Thursday, a US missile strike killed seven suspected militants in Khyber Agency. Local security officials said the attack was an apparent expansion of America's drone campaign in the country.

COMMENTS (20)

Abdul Manan | 11 years ago | Reply when these attach on the other land of pakistan. Like Islambad / karachi / and lahore.... Very ashamed for you pakistan defence Forces.
Ahsan | 11 years ago | Reply It's true that these strikes do eliminate terrorists but what I just can't comprehend is that this machine always kills terrorists. To me the pain is the same when I see the resultant victims which were massacred by a blood thirsty maniac and also when the one, who has absolutely nothing to do with Taliban or Al-Qaeda and who is even a hostage to these butchers, finds his or her beloveds dead in a strike which was meant to free him. The crux of my argument is that this ambiguity should be removed. Press must be given permit to these areas so that we may find actually who is dying.
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