Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another 18 killed in suspected U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan - 16th Nov 2011

At least 15 suspected insurgents were killed by drones Wednesday in western Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, according to news reports.

The salvo of missiles struck an insurgent compound in the in South Waziristan district killing mostly Taliban fighters, the reports said.

Five US drones carried out the attack, one of the officials told AFP.

“The target was a base of Pakistan Taliban. We have reports that 16 to 18 militants were killed in the attack,” the official told AFP.

Another official in Peshawar put the death toll at 15.

At least six militants died in a similar attack Tuesday in North Waziristan. Source