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US drone strikes kill 23 in Waziristan

- July 12, 2011 - Updated 1132 PKT - From Web Edition

WANA: Twenty-three persons were killed when US drones fired multiple missiles in North and South Waziristan Tuesday, Geo News reported. The attacks killed 23 persons in the past 24 hours.


According to tribal sources, a US drone fired four missiles in total at a van and a house in Darai Nishtar area of Shawal in North Waziristan Agency. The attacks killed fifteen persons while scores were injured.


Subsequent reports suggested the US drones continued to fly in the area after attacking the vehicle and house.


The other attack took place in the border area of Barmal in South Waziristan where a US drone fired two missiles on a vehicle, killing eight persons and injuring three others.


Earlier on Monday, the US drone had attacked a vehicle and a compound killing twenty-five persons. The missiles were fired at the Pak-Afghan border area of Borvaika in Dattakhel tehsil. All the commuters on the vehicle were killed on the spot.

Reader Comments
These attacks may be in retaliation for Pakistan Forces' unwillingness to cooperate with the US/NATO Operations. Who knows what is going on in the bowels of the USG.. who knows what is the strategy and who knows when those objectives will be met. So till such time people in these regions are a sitting duck. Pakistan was foolish to let the enemy in and now it will be a miracle if they will leave that easily.

Munir q
United Kingdom
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