Drone strike in North Waziristan kills six

2014-11-26 00:23:05 | Al Muslim News
Drone strike in North Waziristan kills six

 

PESHAWAR: At least six suspected militants were killed and three others wounded in a drone strike conducted in Kund Sar area of North Waziristan's Razmak tehsil on Wednesday. Sources said that the unmanned droned targeted a compound with two missiles in North Waziristan and added that drones continued to fly above the area after the attack. The identities of the militants could not be ascertained. Pakistani officials and the military in the area neither confirm nor deny the drones attack but the foreign office usually terms the strikes against sovereignty of the country. The latest drone strike comes two days after Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazllulah narrowly escaped a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province near the Pak-Afghan border area. North Waziristan is among Pakistan’s seven tribal districts near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown insurgents and are alleged to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, among others. Pakistan's military in mid-June had launched an all-out operation, named 'Zarb-i-Azb', against Taliban militants in the region which is still under way. Drone attacks are widely unpopular across Pakistan and according to survey conducted in June this year, 66 per cent of the country's citizens oppose these strikes..

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