3 Waziristan Militants, Cattle Killed in US Drone Attack
[Tolo News] A US drone fired two missiles at a suspected thug compound in northwest Pakistain on Wednesday, killing three people, security officials said.
Locals said three cows, apparently meant for sacrifice on the Moslem festival of Eidul Adha being celebrated in the tribal region on Friday, were also killed in the attack.
One missile hit a house in the Tappi area about 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a
ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, the main town in North Wazoo tribal district which is a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked thugs.
The other hit a vehicle parked outside, they said.
One security official in the northwestern city of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
said the target was a thug compound and those killed were Death Eaters.
"It was a thug compound being used to store arms and ammunition," he said, requesting anonymity.
"Three Islamic fascisti were killed. The casualties were not high because there not many Islamic fascisti inside."
According to CNN, a woman was also among the killed, while three children were maimed in the drone attack.
A government official said that Islamic fascisti lived in the compound but so did civilians.
Wednesday's strike was the third by unmanned US aircraft in the Miranshah area this month. On October 11, 18 Death Eaters, most reportedly Afghans, were killed in a drone strike in the nearby tribal region of Orakzai in the deadliest attack in more than a year.
The covert US attacks are unpopular in Pakistain, where the government slams them as a violation of illusory sovereignty, but American officials believe they are a vital weapon against thugs.
Earlier this month, cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan
Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
led thousands of supporters in a motorcade from the capital Islamabad to the edge of the tribal belt to protest against the US strikes.
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