US drone strike kills seven militants in South Waziristan

Official says two others were injured in strike in South Waziristan's Ladha subdivision


Iftikhar Firdous September 18, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: At least seven suspected militants were killed and two others injured in a US drone strike conducted on Friday in South Waziristan's Ladha subdivision.

"A vehicle close to a militant compound was the target of the strike in the Shonkrai Narai village of South Waziristan," an official said.

The official confirmed the death toll; however, did not delve into details regarding identities of the deceased.

Read: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills five suspected militants

Further, sources said the area has heavy presence of  Sajna group of the Taliban faction.

The drone strike comes after a long halt, as North Waziristan has been the main target of drone strikes in recent months. At least five suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired two missiles at a compound in North Waziristan, officials said on September 1.

Read: Pakistan condemns North Waziristan drone strike

Earlier this week, security forces imposed a curfew in South Waziristan after a convoy came under attack which left one dead and injuring five security personnel.

Meanwhile, the army continues its Operation in the nearby Shawal Valley where a ground offensive was launched last month.

COMMENTS (4)

Rusputin | 6 years ago | Reply The most Proud & Vocal General is also tight lipped. These Generals make tall claims of sovereginity/Self Respect/Presitige
Salim | 6 years ago | Reply How come Imran Khan is tight lipped about drone attacks? What ever happened to his aggressive stand against drone attacks and his brotherly feelings for the terrorists ? May be it was also a drama like his Dharnas making fools of people.
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