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Entries in North Waziristan (11)

Monday
Apr302012

Pakistan Publicly Condemns US Drone Attack

HASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- For the first time, Pakistan has publicly condemned a U.S. drone attack in its territory.

"The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the US drone attack that occurred in North Waziristan [Sunday]," read a statement from the Pakistani foreign office released Monday. "Such attacks are in total contravention of international law and established norms of interstate relations. The Government of Pakistan has consistently maintained that drone attacks are violative of its territorial integrity and sovereignty. The matter will be taken up through diplomatic channels both in Islamabad and Washington".

Pakistani parliament has agreed to new terms and conditions for its relationship with the U.S., and one of its terms was to ask the U.S. to stop drone attacks. Sunday's strike allegedly killed two militants.

Both countries previously agreed that the drone is the only effective weapon against militants in the inaccessible safe havens in Waziristan, but a number of issues from Ray Davis to the Osama Bin Laden raid and finally the Salala incident has forced both partners apart, which has made the cooperation more and more difficult.

The recent talks in Islamabad between Amb Grossman and Pakistani top officials also failed to yield results towards a resolution.

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Monday
Aug222011

Drone Strike Kills Suspected Militants in Southwest Pakistan

Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- A drone attack on Pakistan's Norak village killed at least three suspected militants on Monday.

Initial reports said the two-missile strike targeted a vehicle in North Waziristan, near the country's border with Afghanistan.

No other information regarding the attack or the identities of those killed was immediately available.

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Monday
Jun062011

Pakistan: Drone Strikes Kill At Least 11 Suspected Militants

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- At least 11 militants have been killed in a barrage of drone attacks across the mountainous northwest region of Pakistan.

Two separate compounds were targeted in the Wicha Dana village in South Waziristan late Sunday, killing a number of suspected militants. Another seven were killed in a separate attack, also in the southern region of Waziristan.

In the north, two missiles targeted a car in the Shawal area, killing at least four suspected militants.

Drone attacks have long targeted militants in the northern part of the province, but the focus more recently has been on South Waziristan. A lethal drone campaign over the past few years has killed hundreds of militants in the North.

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Friday
May202011

Pakistan: Drone Attack Kills Three Suspected Militants

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- Three suspected militants were killed Friday in a two-missile attack on the Tappi village of North Waziristan near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

The men were apparently traveling by vehicle when a U.S. drone targeted and killed the trio.

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Friday
May062011

Drone Strike on Pakistan First Since Osama Bin Laden's Death

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- The United States reportedly fired eight missiles on a compound and a car in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Friday, killing at least nine militants and injuring at least four others.

The drone attack, near the border with Afghanistan, is the first since a U.S. Navy SEALs team killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden Sunday in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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Monday
Mar142011

Two Dead in Pakistan Drone Attack

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NORTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan) -- Two missiles were fired on a car in the Tappi village of Pakistan's North Waziristan province on Monday. Three militants were reported killed in the attack.

On Sunday, at least four militants were reported killed in a drone attack in the Isha village of Pakistan's North Waziristan province.

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Sunday
Mar132011

Pakistan: Four Militants Killed in Drone Attack

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NORTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan) -- Six missiles were fired at a car in the Isha village of Pakistan's North Waziristan province on Sunday. Four militants were reported killed in the attack.

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Friday
Mar112011

Pakistan: Drone Attack Kills At Least Four in North Waziristan

George Doyle/Thinkstock(MIRANSHAH, Pakistan) -- Two missiles were fired on a car near Miranshah, in the volatile northwest Pakistan province of North Waziristan on Friday. Four militants were reportedly killed in the attack.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Kill at Least Nine Militants

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) -- At least nine militants were killed in a pair of drone attacks in Pakistan on Tuesday.

The first, in the border region of Azam Warsak, South Waziristan, killed five, according to an initial report.

Shortly thereafter, two missiles were fired on a compound in Datta Khel, North Waziristan, killing four.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Pakistan Militants Killed in Missile Attack

File photo. Photo Courtesy - U.S. Air Force(DATTA KHEL, Pakistan) -- A drone attack on a compound in northwest Pakistan killed at least four militants on Tuesday.

The fatalities were the result of two deadly missiles fired on the compound in Datta Khel, North Waziristan, according to initial reports.

No further information regarding the attack or the identities of those killed was immediately available.

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