Entries in South Waziristan (5)


Drone Attack Kills at Least Six Afghan Militants in Pakistan

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- A CIA drone attack, targeting Afghan militants killed at least six people and injured four others in northwest Pakistan Thursday.

The strike, the third in the same area in just the last few weeks, took place in Azam Warsak in the Birmal area of South Waziristan. Multiple missiles were fired at a vehicle, destroying it, and along with it, reportedly the brother of a top Taliban commander.

The attack was aimed at a group of Afghan militants who target U.S. troops from safehavens in Pakistan, and have an unwritten deal with the Pakistani military not to attack inside the country. 

The Afghan group is led by Maulvi Nazir, who has been the target of drone strikes before. Thursday's strike reportedly killed Nazir’s brother Hazrat Umar and one of his senior-most commanders, Khan Mohammad, according to a resident of the area.

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Pakistan: Drone Strike Targets Car, Kills Suspected Militants

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- At least two suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Wednesday when a drone targeted a vehicle in the Karikot area of South Waziristan.

There are reports that up to four people were killed in the attack.

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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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At Least Six Dead After Drone Attack in Pakistan

USGS [dot] gov(ISLAMABAD) -- At least six militants were killed in Pakistan Wednesday in the first U.S. drone attack in the country in almost a month.

The attack took place in Angoor Ada, a border town in South Waziristan, and included seven missiles that were fired on a compound.

Wednesday's drone attack was the first in Pakistan since March 17, when an attack in North Waziristan killed more than 40 people.

The latest attack also comes a day after the heads of both the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the deteriorating relationship between the two intelligence agencies.

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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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