Three killed in US missiles attack on Taliban commander Haqqanis house, madarssah

September 8th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI  


Peshawar, Sep 8 (ANI): Seven guided missiles have been fired from US spy planes in Miranshah and adjoining areas in North Waziristan, killing three persons and injuring 15 others, including women and children.

According to sources, the guided missiles targeted the madarssah and house of Afghan commander Jalaluddin Haqqani in Miranshah.

Commander Haqqani was surfaced during war against Russia in Afghanistan and his guerrilla activities gave tough time to Russian forces during wartime, The News reported.

A drone operated by US-led forces in Afghanistan fired six to seven guided missiles at the seminary in Tanda Darpakhel, two kilometres from Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan.

Taliban fighters surrounded the area around the madrassa that was attacked and did not allow people to approach the site.

North and South Waziristan tribal regions are considered strongholds of the Pakistani Taliban led by Baitullah Mehsud.

Pakistan’’s tribal belt has witnessed a sharp increase in attacks by drones operated by the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan over the past week. More than 40 people have died in these attacks. (ANI)

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