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In Pics: Biggest drone attacks in the world

Here, we take a look at some of the most brutal drone attacks in the world till date.
Last Updated : 30 June 2021, 05:02 IST

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Pakistan-based terror outfit attacked Indian defence establishment in Jammu and Kashmir using a drone on June 27. This was the first instance where the terrorists deployed drones to attack. Reportedly, two explosions took place around 1.40 am within six minutes of each other. The first blast ripped off the roof of a single-storey building and the second one was on the ground causing minor injuries to two airmen. Credit: PTI Photo
Pakistan-based terror outfit attacked Indian defence establishment in Jammu and Kashmir using a drone on June 27. This was the first instance where the terrorists deployed drones to attack. Reportedly, two explosions took place around 1.40 am within six minutes of each other. The first blast ripped off the roof of a single-storey building and the second one was on the ground causing minor injuries to two airmen. Credit: PTI Photo
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The world’s first recorded case of an autonomous drone attack on humans was reported in 2020 when Libya’s Khalifa Haftar were attacked by a Turkish-made explosive-laden drone. Credit: AFP Photo
The world’s first recorded case of an autonomous drone attack on humans was reported in 2020 when Libya’s Khalifa Haftar were attacked by a Turkish-made explosive-laden drone. Credit: AFP Photo
An airstrike at Baghdad International Airport by the US in 2020 killed Iranian major general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani. He died alongside five Iraqi nationals and four Iranian nationals. Credit: AP Photo
An airstrike at Baghdad International Airport by the US in 2020 killed Iranian major general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani. He died alongside five Iraqi nationals and four Iranian nationals. Credit: AP Photo
In the recent past, US-designated terror group Houthi rebels have claimed regular attacks on Saudi Arabia. The attack on Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing plant and Khurais field in September 2019 had caused a disruption in the supply of nearly 5.7 million barrels of oil per day, considered to be one of the worst drone attacks to date. Credit: AFP Photo
In the recent past, US-designated terror group Houthi rebels have claimed regular attacks on Saudi Arabia. The attack on Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing plant and Khurais field in September 2019 had caused a disruption in the supply of nearly 5.7 million barrels of oil per day, considered to be one of the worst drone attacks to date. Credit: AFP Photo
Houthi rebels carried out the Anad base drone strike on January 10, 2019 in the Lahij Governorate near the southern port city of Aden. Six people attending a military parade were killed in the attack, including the head of Yemeni Intelligence. Credit: AFP Photo
Houthi rebels carried out the Anad base drone strike on January 10, 2019 in the Lahij Governorate near the southern port city of Aden. Six people attending a military parade were killed in the attack, including the head of Yemeni Intelligence. Credit: AFP Photo
In 2011, America’s Datta Khel airstrike killed nearly 44 people in Pakistan. This was their second attempt to eliminate militant tribal leaders. In this deadly attack, America successfully assassinated 11 Taliban terrorists. Credit: AFP Photo
In 2011, America’s Datta Khel airstrike killed nearly 44 people in Pakistan. This was their second attempt to eliminate militant tribal leaders. In this deadly attack, America successfully assassinated 11 Taliban terrorists. Credit: AFP Photo
US carried out an airstrike in 2009 attacking a funeral procession in the city of Makin in South Waziristan, Pakistan. This attack was aimed to kill the holed-up militants in Pakistan. Credit: Reuters Photo
US carried out an airstrike in 2009 attacking a funeral procession in the city of Makin in South Waziristan, Pakistan. This attack was aimed to kill the holed-up militants in Pakistan. Credit: Reuters Photo
In September 2008, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Miramshah, Pakistan was attacked by the United States Air Force drone aircraft killing seven militants. Credit: AP Photo
In September 2008, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Miramshah, Pakistan was attacked by the United States Air Force drone aircraft killing seven militants. Credit: AP Photo
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) carried out an airstrike in Pakistan’s Damadola in 2006, about 7 km (4.3 miles) from the Afghanistan border. Reportedly, the attack was aimed at Ayman al-Zawahiri, then al-Qaeda second-in-command. Credit: Reuters Photo
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) carried out an airstrike in Pakistan’s Damadola in 2006, about 7 km (4.3 miles) from the Afghanistan border. Reportedly, the attack was aimed at Ayman al-Zawahiri, then al-Qaeda second-in-command. Credit: Reuters Photo
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Published 29 June 2021, 09:32 IST

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