Friday, October 28, 2011

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 9 people in Pakistan - 27th Oct 2011

Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed nine people Thursday in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said, less than a week after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the nation.

In one strike, a suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles on a hideout in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, killing four suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

Another suspected U.S. drone fired five missiles at a vehicle in neighboring South Waziristan, killing five senior members of an anti-American group led by Mullah Nazir that has links to the Haqqani network but is known to have no grudge with Pakistan, intelligence sources said.

The intelligence officials asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The attack in South Waziristan took place in the Azam Warsak area near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, said Javed Marwat, a government official. Read More