US drone strike kills seven militants in South Waziristan

Published: September 18, 2015
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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.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Stranger
    Sep 18, 2015 - 1:30PM

    The DRONE – The national bird of Pak. Recommend

  • landofosama
    Sep 18, 2015 - 1:34PM

    Pakistan has a unique case – only country getting the drone bombardment inspite of possessing the same technology (of course cheaper one, Chinese)Recommend

  • Salim
    Sep 18, 2015 - 5:49PM

    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.Recommend

  • Rusputin
    Sep 19, 2015 - 12:22AM

    The most Proud & Vocal General is also tight lipped. These Generals make tall claims of sovereginity/Self Respect/PresitigeRecommend

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