US bombs Pakistan —again

At least six militants were killed in a presumed US drone strike in Miranshah, in Pakistan‘s North Waziristan tribal region. The missiles hit a small convoy of vehicles minutes before the scheduled iftar time, when the Ramadan fast is broken. After the attack, Taliban militants barricaded the site and shifted the bodies to an undisclosed location. At least four drones continued to hover over the region for an hour after the attack. Over 900 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in more than 200 drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwest tribal areas since 2008. (ANI, Aug. 22)

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  1. US bombs Pakistan —again
    A drone strike targeting the Haqqani network killed at least six people in North Waziristan Sept. 8. The missile struck a house owned by Maulvi Azizullah in a village near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. The US has reportedly carried out five drone strikes in North Waziristan in less than a week. (AP, Sept. 8)

  2. US bombs Pakistan —again
    Four militants were killed Sept. 27 in a suspected US drone strike on a house in Khushali Toorikhel village, southeast of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district. (BBC News, Sept. 27)

  3. US keeps bombing Pakistan
    US drone strikes against Pakistan’s tribal areas continue unabated. On Jan. 12, drone-fired missiles killed five in Haider Khel village, 20 five kilometers east of Miran Shah in North Waziristan Agency. (Pakistan Observer, Jan. 14) On Jan. 7, another five were killed in drone strikes on Ghar Laley village, 35 kilometers west of Miramshah, the main town in North Waziristan. (Dawn, Jan. 7)