North Waziristan drone attack kills 7 suspected militants

Published: August 6, 2015
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MIRANSHAH: A drone attack in North Waziristan on Thursday evening killed seven suspected militants and injured two others.

According to initial details, a US drone fired two missiles at a house in Lwara Mandi area of Datta Khel, North Waziristan.

Officials confirmed the drone strike and said that at least two people had been injured in the attack.

Sources said that the target of the attack was a house that belonged to a member of the Haqqani Network. They added that the casualties could rise.

This was the first strike after a month of silence in the area, the last drone strike in the area was reported in June.

Earlier on July 27, a US drone had killed at least five suspected militants in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

The early morning strike had taken place at Chaknawar in the Lal Pura area, which borders Khyber Agency in Pakistan, Pakistani officials stationed in Torkham told The Express Tribune.

Read: Drone attack in North Waziristan kills six, injures two suspected militants

“The drone launched two missiles at a vehicle carrying the suspected militants, destroying it and killing all five of them on the spot,” said an official.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Unwanted Indian
    Aug 7, 2015 - 12:54AM

    WOW!! & not a single comment here cursing USA…
    SOO Interesting to see this newspaper is reporting all who died were ‘suspected militants’Recommend

  • Aug 7, 2015 - 5:08AM

    So we can’t trust our own army? Time and again they have told us that area has been cleared, but drones are still happening… Recommend

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