Skip to comments.Officials: US missile strike kills 7 in Pakistan
Posted on 08/20/2009 8:06:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
ISLAMABAD A suspected missile attack early Friday destroyed a militant hideout in northwest Pakistan, killing at least seven people, two intelligence officials said.
The officials said some people also were wounded when the two missiles hit a compound in the village of Dande Darpa Khel, near Miran Shah in troubled tribal region of North Waziristan.
The area is also believed to be frequented by associates of an Afghan Taliban leader, Siraj Haqqani, whose network is powerful in eastern Afghanistan.
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Fact file with illustration of the Predator unmanned aircraft, deployed by the US in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A suspected US missile strike early Friday killed at least three people in a border tribal area of northwest Pakistan known as a Taliban hideout, officials said. (AFP/Graphic/Martin Megino/Gal/Js)
US Predators target the Haqqanis in North Waziristan
By Bill RoggioAugust 20, 2009 6:22 PM
An unmanned US Predator aircraft fired missiles at the Haqqani Network in Pakistans Taliban-controlled tribal area of North Waziristan.
Two Hellfire missiles struck in the town of Darpa Khel near Miramshah, a known stronghold of the Haqqani Network. Three people were reported killed, but no high value Taliban or al Qaeda targets have been reported killed at this time.
A senior Haqqani Network commander and an al Qaeda operative were the targets of the strike, a US intelligence official told The Long War Journal. The official would not identify the names of the leaders targeted.
The strike in Danda Darpa Khel is the third in the town since September 2008. The Haqqani Network has a strong presence in the town. The Haqqanis’ madrassa, known as the Manba Ulom, is located in the town of Danda Darpa Khel. In the two strikes last year, the Manba Ulom compound was struck both times.
The Taliban have stepped up attacks against Pakistani military convoys, bases, and checkpoints in North Waziristan. Even though the Taliban have conducted several suicide attacks and ambushes against military convoys moving through the region, the military has only retaliated, usually with air and artillery strikes. The Pakistani military continues to insist that a 16-month-old peace agreement with North Waziristan Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Bahadar is intact.
Poor reporting. Should read killing at least seven animals
“Allah Akbar! Death to Amer- hey, what’s that buzzing sound?” [boom!]
Virgin supply running low. They get 9 (7+2) properly aged Helen Thomas clones each.
I can’t wait for the headline “US Missile Stike Kills 7 Million In Iran”
:’) heh... that would be nice, but I’d settle for, “Iranian people rise up and massacre all mullahs and ‘Revolutionary Guard’ members”.
Nice to hear North Waziristan, is not immune to some covert air strikes. So many allah boys yet to be taken out in so many remote regions of the W’s, Fatah, and NE corridor.
Either way, it is still 7 million :-)
We really need to have a covert program to distribute exploding coffins for terrorists’ funerals.