US drone kills 6 in North Waziristan

Sunday, July 28th, 2013 11:02:58 by

A US spy aircraft killed six people in North Waziristan tribal region late Sunday, security sources said. 

The drone fired two missiles near Shawal area near the Afghan border and hit people who were crossing into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Three people also injured in the strike, they said. The slain men could not be identified.


The Sunday’s strike was fourth US drone strike since Nawaz Sharif assumed office as Prime Minister last month.


Earlier this month, a drone had fired missiles on a house located in North Waziristan killing 17. It was the biggest launched this year.


Another drone strike which took place on July 13 killed two people in Mir Ali Tehsil, North Waziristan.


The Pakistani government has maintained an anti-drone stance and has claimed that drone strikes in the country are illegal, violate sovereignty and are counter-productive as they claim civilian lives.


A 12-page summary report titled Details of Attacks by Nato Forces/Predators in FATA revealed that out of the total 746 people listed as killed in the drone strikes between 2006 and 2009, 147 were civilians.



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