Drone strikes resume, targeting four militants in North Waziristan

Missiles fired from unmanned U.S. aircraft killed at least four militants in Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, ending an eight-week pause in the use of a tactic that has become a mainstay of the fight against insurgents.

Pakistani security and intelligence officials said the missiles hit a home on the outskirts of the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan, killing at least four militants.

The strike was the first such attack since November 17 and could deepen anti-U.S. sentiment in Pakistan, which was already running high after a November 26 cross-border NATO air attack that inadvertently killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-pakistan-usa-drone-idUSTRE8092DP20120111

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Pakistan and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s