Sunday, January 23, 2011

Three US drone strikes kill 13 in North Waziristan

Excellent, there has not been a good predator strike in awhile, sounds like most of these toads were taken out while running away.
MIRANSHAH: A series of unmanned US drone strikes in a lawless district of Pakistan on Sunday killed at least 13 militants, officials said, as tribesmen took to the streets to protest the aerial campaign.

The first two attacks took place in Datta Khel, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of North Waziristan’s main town of Miranshah. The third was in Mando Khel, around 60 kilometres south of the town.

In the first strike two missiles were fired on a vehicle seconds after it stopped outside a house in Datta Khel, officials said.

“The US drone hit a car immediately after it parked outside a house. Four militants have been killed,” an intelligence official in Miranshah told AFP, adding that the vehicle was destroyed and the house badly damaged.

“Preliminary reports said all of them were local militants but we are trying to get more information,” he added.

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