Press Esc to close
Wednesday 24 September 2014
News updated at 9:48 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31.1°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

US drone strike kills seven suspected militants in Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 28 (DPA)

An unmanned US aircraft Thursday fired two missiles into a house in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, killing at least seven militants, security officials said.

The strike was carried out in Datta Khel area in North Waziristan district, a known bastion of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters involved in cross-border raids on NATO-led international forces in Afghanistan.

"Three Arabs and an Afghan national are among the seven killed," an intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.A second official who also sought anonymity said that "at least three more people are injured and it is not immediately clear if any high value target is among those killed and wounded".

It was the third US drone strike in the last 24 hours in North Waziristan. On Wednesday six alleged militants died in two US missile attacks.


The US military has stepped up attacks in North Waziristan, carrying out around 30 drone attacks in the last two months.

Washington does not publicly acknowledge the drone attacks but US authorities have claimed unofficially that the strikes have eliminated dozens of suspected Al Qaeda operatives.Pakistan has protested the attacks, but it is widely believed that state intelligence agencies coordinate with the US to identify potential targets.  

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Shoaib Akhtar rides bike during a Champions League Twenty20 match in Bengaluru ...

Shoaib Akhtar rides bike during a Champions League Twenty20 match in Bengaluru ...

Sania Mirza after a practice session at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea  ...

Sania Mirza after a practice session at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea ...

Home Minister Rajnath Singh drives a motorcycle at Thalkobad CRPF camp ...

Home Minister Rajnath Singh drives a motorcycle at Thalkobad CRPF camp ...

FC Goa’s coach Zico and marquee player Robert Pires along with Nita Ambani ...

FC Goa’s coach Zico and marquee player Robert Pires along with Nita Ambani ...

Ambassadors of Kochi International Half Marathon, cricketer Harbhajan Singh and actor Mohanlal  ...

Ambassadors of Kochi International Half Marathon, cricketer Harbhajan Singh and actor Mohanlal ...

A vehicle  to campaign for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ahead of  elactions ...

A vehicle to campaign for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ahead of elactions ...

An irate White Tiger cramps a student after he fell in its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo ...

An irate White Tiger cramps a student after he fell in its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo ...

A woman carries her baby near her damaged house after floodwater receded ...

A woman carries her baby near her damaged house after floodwater receded ...

Flood victims remov debris from their collapsed house after floodwater recedes ...

Flood victims remov debris from their collapsed house after floodwater recedes ...

Soha Ali Khan during a promotional of her upcoming film 'Chaarfutiya Chhokare' in Kolkata ...

Soha Ali Khan during a promotional of her upcoming film 'Chaarfutiya Chhokare' in Kolkata ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523