Tuesday, May 11, 2010

US drone attack kills 14 militants in North Waziristan

US drones fired a barrage of 12 missiles

A Barrage !
it sounds so nice !

MIRANSHAH: US drones fired a barrage of 12 missiles, destroying a training camp for extremist fighters in Pakistan's tribal belt and killing 14 militants on Tuesday, security officials said.

It was the second strike in the same mountainous area close to the Afghan border since Sunday, when the United States accused the Pakistani Taliban of being behind a plot to detonate a car bomb in Times Square 10 days ago, reports AFP.

The training camp was run by militants attached to Taliban-linked Afghan warlord Hafiz Gul Bahadur, who is reputed to control up to 2,000 fighters who attack US-led forces over the border in Afghanistan, officials said.

The compound was in the Lowara Mandi area of North Waziristan district, seen as a fortress of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal badlands.

“According to the latest reports we have, a total of 14 militants were killed. They targeted a compound and vehicles parked outside the house,” one senior Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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