Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Change in Pace: Drone Strike in South Waziristan

Something/someone big must have been spotted in South Waziristan today to divert our focus from North Waziristan. Perhaps it was Mullah Nazir himself? It's probably a good time to provide a little write up on Nazir and South Waziristan. Stay tuned.

From AFP and Dawn.com (September 21, 2010):

MIRAM SHAH: A US drone on Tuesday fired three missiles at a militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, killing six militants, officials said.

At least six militants were killed and five others were wounded when a US drone fired three missiles at a militant compound,” a senior security official told AFP.

The attack took place in Azam Warsak village, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan tribal district, the official said.

An intelligence official and a South Waziristan administration official confirmed the attack and death toll to AFP via phone in Miram Shah, the capital of neighbouring North Waziristan tribal district.

Another security official in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province also confirmed that the unmanned US aircraft killed at least six militants.

The Nation.com (September 22, 2010) reports that 12 militants were killed in total.


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