Posts tagged as: US drone strikes

U.S. spy aircraft kills four in North Waziristan

  An American spy aircraft on Sunday fired missiles into a Pakistan’s tribal region and killed at least four people, security officials said.   The unmanned drone fired two missiles on a house near Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan tribal region.   Identities of the killed are not immediately known. Tribesmen said that the house […]

Nawaz Sharif asks Taliban to renounce violence

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the Taliban will have to renounce terrorism if peace talks are to move forward. The Prime Minister said, “we evolved a consensus… on a joint strategy to put an end to terrorism in Pakistan [through peace talks].” The Prime Minister told the Wall Street Journal during his first visit to […]

U.S. drone kills three in North Waziristan

In a sheer violation of international laws, an American spy aircraft fired missiles into North Waziristan tribal region and killed at least three people, official sources in the region said.  The drone aircraft fired two missiles on a house in Mir Ali area, destroying the building, tribesmen said.   There was no information about the identity […]

Pakistan’s UN envoy calls for end to US drone strikes

Pakistani representative has called for stopping drones strikes as he backed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stand that they must operate within international law.  “We believe that such strikes violate international humanitarian law; and therefore should be stopped,” Pakistan U.N. Ambassador Masood Khan told the Security Council’s open debate on the protection of civilians in armed […]

Pakistan summons top US diplomat over drone strikes

Pakistan on Saturday summoned a top US diplomat and lodged a formal protest over a recent drone strikes which killed nearly seven people. A US spy aircraft fired missiles on a house in North Waziristan tribal region, which was the second US attack in ten says. Last week a US attack killed six people including […]

Gunmen kill security man accompanying polio team in Bajaur

An anti-polio vaccination team was attacked in Bajaur tribal region on Monday, killing one Levies official, officials said.   Unidentified men opened fire on the team in Bajaur’s Mamond tehsil killing the Levies man deployed for the purpose of security.   The attackers escaped from the site of the incident. No group claimed responsibility.   […]

U.S. spy aircraft kills 4 in North Waziristan

An American spy aircraft killed at least four people in North Waziristan tribal region early Friday and killed at least four people, official sources said.   The sources said that the US drone fired two missiles on a house in Dattakhel Tehsil of North Waziristan Agency, when the people were asleep.   There was no […]

Firing at polio vaccination team kills policeman in Mardan

Gunmen in Mardan district Tuesday shot dead a policeman, who was providing security to a polio vaccination team, police said.   A polio team, guarded by police, was busy to administrate drops to children in the outskirts of Mardan when unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire at them, killing a police man at the scene. […]

Pakistan says UN investigates rights violations in U.S. drone strikes

Pakistan Thursday confirmed that the United Nations Special Rapporteur is undertaking an inquiry into human rights violations in the U.S. drone strikes in the country’s tribal regions.   Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan said the exercise is part of a broader mandate given to the Rapporteur by the UN Human Rights Council to examine […]

CIA’s drone mission: U.S. spy aircraft kill 8 in N Waziristan

American spy aircraft rained down missiles into North Waziristan tribal early Tuesday and killed at least eight people, residents said.   The CIA-controlled drones fired missiles in Mir Ali and Essukhel area of North Waziristan in two separate attacks when the people were asleep, they said.   The unmanned aircraft first fired eight missiles at […]

Pakistani tribesmen stage huge anti-US rally in South Waziristan

Thousands of tribesmen took to the streets in South Waziristan on Saturday to protest against U.S. drone strikes two days after a senior Taliban leader and eight more people were killed in two attacks in the region.   A drone strike killed Mulla Nazir, chief of his own faction of the Pakistani Taliban in South […]

US drone strikes decrease in Pakistan in 2012: Report

Figures compiled by a Washington-based think tank pointed out a decrease in the number of covert U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan for the second year in a row.   Based on its compilation of reports in international media, the New America Foundation said that 46 strikes were carried out in Pakistan in 2012, compared to […]


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