US drone attack kills three militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district

January 12th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Jan 12 (ANI): At least three militants have reportedly been killed in a drone attack militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district.

The News quoted security officials as saying that the missile had struck a compound at Haiderkhel village in the tribal district bordering Afghanistan.

“A US drone fired two missiles at a militant compound. At least three militants were killed and two others were injured,” a senior Pakistani security official said.

Though the killed militants could not be identified, local intellegence officials have claimed that they were the Taliban and al-Qaeda linked non-Pakistani Arab and Central Asian militants, whom they often refer to as “foreigners”.

The area is a stronghold of Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, and are contributing to escalate the nine-year war in Afghanistan. Thus, the US is of the opinion that Pakistan whould launch a ground offensive in the district to limit the threat.

In 2010, about 100 drone attacks had reportedly killedover 650 people in the region. (ANI)

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