Thursday, May 12, 2011

US drone strike kills seven in N. Waziristan

More drone strikes please!
“A US drone fired two missiles on a militants’ vehicle in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan,” one Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“Seven militants were killed,” the official added. Another local official confirmed the strike and the toll, saying: “The target was a pick-up van.”Intelligence reports from the area, which were not confirmed by more senior officials, put the death toll as high as eight and said the dead included “foreigners” – a euphemism for Afghan Taliban, Uzbek militants or al Qaeda.

On Tuesday, a similar strike killed four militants near Angoor Adda village in the neighbouring district of South Waziristan and last Friday eight suspected militants were reported killed by US missiles in North Waziristan.

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