Press Esc to close
Thursday 05 March 2015
News updated at 5:07 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

US drone strike kills seven suspected militants in Pakistan

Last updated: 28 October, 2010
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
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the inauguration of Emerging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs Resource Gro

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the inauguration of Emerging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs Resource Gro

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with a delegation of various Bar Associations of Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with a delegation of various Bar Associations of Delhi

BJP MP Jagadambika Pal celebrates Holi with TMC member Saugata Roy at Parliament

BJP MP Jagadambika Pal celebrates Holi with TMC member Saugata Roy at Parliament

A widow daubed in colours dances in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation

A widow daubed in colours dances in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation

Students of a gurukul take a water conservation pledge and also pay tribute to swine flu victims

Students of a gurukul take a water conservation pledge and also pay tribute to swine flu victims

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrates holi with traditional artistes

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrates holi with traditional artistes

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

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