Thursday, December 6, 2012

4 Uzbek militants killed in Waziristan drone strike

ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people were killed on Thursday in a US drone attack on the North Waziristan, the tribal region of Pakistan near Afghan border, an official said.

The predawn attack was carried out at around 5am, when unmanned US aircraft, fired two missiles into a house in the Mubarak Shahi village on the outskirts Mir Ali, the main town of North Waziristan, an official said on condition of anonymity.

According to the official, four Uzbek fighters were killed in the attack.

However, a local reporter, Yousuf Haroon, said the victims were burnt and their bodies were beyond recognition.

Since early 2012, it was the 45th drone strike in North Waziristan and the second attack this month.

from Pajhwok
By Qaiser Yousafzai Dec 6, 2012 - 12:51   


from arynews:
Updated :   Thursday  December  6 , 2012  11:05:01 AM

A US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Pakistan s northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan early Thursday, killing at least four persons, local security officials said.

The missiles hit a house in Mubarak Shahi village, in Mir Ali, 20 kilometres  east of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal district, which is a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants.

“Militants were using this house as a compound,” a security official based in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Four missiles were fired at a compound, killing four militants and injuring several others, according to reports.



2012-12-06 09:26:34
Editor: Hou Qiang

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on early Thursday morning, reported local media Ary.

According to the local media reports, the strike took place at pre-dawn time when U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, a militancy-hit area bordering Afghanistan.

The identities of the killed are not immediately available.

On Dec. 1, the U.S. drones launched a strike in South Waziristan, the neighboring tribal area of North Waizirstan, killing at least four people including an al-Qaeda leader named Abdul Rehman Azman, a Yemeni national believed to be one of the close aides of the former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

Thursday's U.S. drone strike is the 37th of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan in 2012. According to Xinhua's tally, at least 265 people have been killed in such strikes since this year.

Despite the repeated protests by the Pakistani side, the United States has never halted its drone strikes in Pakistan, which has caused a strong anti-Amercian sentiment among the local people.

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