US drone strike: children, women among 25 killed in N Waziristan

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Peshawar: A Us drone fired four missiles on a house in north west Pakistan’s  tribal region near Afghan border, killing 25, including three women and five children, and injuring several people, official sources said on Friday.

The drone  targeted the house in Mir Ali, area of North Waziristan some 35 kilometres east of the main town of Miramshah.

Official requesting anonymity, said that number of causalities were feared to be increased.

The drones attack was 22nd  attack of the current year. At least 41 people were killed and several injured when a US spy plane fired missile on a house in Datta Khel tribal region on March 17 a day after release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis involved in killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, triggering a diplomatic row between both the allies.Pakistan had strongly condemn the attack and killing of innocent people.

Intelligence operations between both the countries were frozen after the January incident. Director General of Pakistan’s top Spy agency ISI General Pasha  on April 11 visited US and met CIA  Chief Leon Panetta. The reports said that he had urged CIA to cut operations in Pakistan and share details of its operatives working in Pakistan.

 

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1 Response to " US drone strike: children, women among 25 killed in N Waziristan "

  1. [...] The tragic news that Afghan civilians have been killed in a British drone strike comes, unfortunately,  as little surprise.  I have been investigating the use of armed drones for the past three years and despite the mantra-like use of phrases such as “extreme precision” and  “surgical strike” by US and UK military spokespeople, equally monotonous are the regular reports of civilian casualties. [...]

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