Pak: Al-Qaeda Cadre Among 4 Killed in Drone Attack
Four militants, including a senior al-Qaeda cadre, were killed and three others injured when a US drone targeted a compound in the South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan today.

The CIA-operated spy plane fired missiles at the compound near Wana, the main town of South Waziristan Agency.

The drone also targeted a vehicle near the compound.

Abdul Rahman Yemeni, an al-Qaeda cadre of Yemeni origin, was among those killed in the attack, security officials were quoted as saying by TV news channels.

Militants surrounded the areas of the attack and prevented local residents from approaching it. This was the second drone strike in South Waziristan this week.

Three militants were killed in another strike on Thursday.

US drone strikes over the past two years have mostly focussed on North Waziristan Agency.

South Waziristan was a stronghold for the Pakistani Taliban till the army launched an offensive in 2009 to flush out militants.

The Pakistan government has opposed to the drone strikes, saying they are counter-productive and a violation of the country’s sovereignty.
Emerging story. Watch this space for updates as more details come in
Read More In:

Sections:
Follow us on Twitter for all updates, like us on Facebook for important and fun stuff
Translate into:
© Copyright PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of any PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.


Post a Comment
Share your thoughts
You are not logged in, please log in or register
Must See
Daily Mail
Digression
Order by

Order by

ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SUBSCRIBE | ADVERTISING RATES | COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER | COMMENTS POLICY

OUTLOOK TOPICS:    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   
Or just type in a few initial letters of a topic: