Drone attack kills 5 in NW Pakistan

08:27, May 11, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

At least five people were killed and another seven wounded Tuesday when a U.S. drone fired missiles at a vehicle in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan tribal area in northwest Pakistan, local sources said.

One house was also destroyed in the strike. The identities of the deceased are not yet known, sources said.

It was the second drone strike in Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border since U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden last Monday in Abbottabad, 100 kilometers north of Islamabad.

On Friday, a U.S. pilotless drone fired missiles at a seminary and a car in North Waziristan, killing at 13 persons and injuring four others.

Over 180 people have reportedly been killed in 27 strikes launched by the U.S. drones since the beginning of this year.

The U.S drones regularly hit hideouts of the militants in the Pakistani tribal region, which Washington considers as the center of Taliban and al-Qaida remnants. Pakistan opposes the U.S. strikes inside the country's tribal regions and seeks the drone technology. But the U.S. does not accept Islamabad's request.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
 
Japan in aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 05   Fight against terrorism should strike at roots
 
April 29   'Human rights overriding sovereignty' only a mask of hegemony
May 04   Human rights dialogues need mutual understanding
May 03   Highlights of China's sixth national census results
May 07   The week in pictures
May 03   Expats seeking opportunities in China
May 04   Some Chinese colleges face decreasing enrollment, struggle to survive
May 05   French leader: China's peaceful rise puts world at ease
April 29   Ten most valuable cultural relics displayed at Xi'an exposition park
May 03   US kills Bin Laden, ending 10-year manhunt
 
     
 
 

(Editor:张心意)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Israeli aerobatic flights perform on Independence Day
  • Teachers, students mourn colleagues, classmates killed in Wenchuan quake
  • Abbas says Palestinians determined to get UN recognition
  • Mirage appears near Haikou City
  • Repairs begin on Guge Kingdom site
  • World's largest 3D painting debuts in Jinan
Hot Forum Dicussion