Five killed in North Waziristan drone strike: officials
[Dawn] At least five people were killed Friday in a suspected US drone strike in North Wazoo tribal region, intelligence officials said.
According to the intelligence sources, the US predator targeted a compound in Gurbaz village of North Waziristan's Shawal district, close to the border of South Waziristan agency, firing two missiles and killing five suspected cut-throats inside.
Shawal district of North Waziristan region is considered a bastion of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked bad turbans.
North Waziristan, which is close to the Pakistain-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws. An orc insurgency led by the Pak Taliban plagues the region while the area is known to be infested with bad turbans, including the al Qaeda, Taliban and other armed orc organizations.
Attacks by unmanned US aircraft are deeply unpopular in Pakistain, which says they violate its illusory sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment, but US officials are said to believe the attacks are too important to give up.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-29