Skip to comments.US strike kills eight Taliban in Pakistan: officials
Posted on 08/27/2009 11:11:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) A US missile strike from a drone aircraft Thursday killed at least eight Taliban militants in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said.
The strike was followed hours later by a suicide attack in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber that officials said killed 21 policemen.
The US strike "targeted a Taliban compound in Kaniguram village of South Waziristan, killing eight militants and wounding six others," a senior security official told AFP.
Another official confirmed the casualties and said that the US drone fired two missiles, but added it was not immediately clear whether there was any high-value target present in the area at the time.
He said: "Militants were using the compound of local tribesman Azam Khan Mehsud for their activities in the area.
"Nationalities of all the militants killed in the strike were not immediately known but some of them were Uzbek nationals."
He added that the village was known to contain hideouts belonging to fighters loyal to slain Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.
Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone attack on August 5, although his death was only confirmed by Taliban commanders on Tuesday.
The US military does not, as a rule, confirm drone attacks, but its armed forces and the Central Intelligence Agency operating in Afghanistan are the only forces that deploy drones in the region.
Hours after the drone attack, a suicide attacker blew himself up in the police residential barracks in Torkham, a town near the Afghan border.
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ObamaCare FoR MiliTanTs in Action?
A US 'Predator' drone passes overhead at a forward operating base near Kandahar in January 2009. A US missile strike from a drone aircraft Thursday killed at least eight Taliban militants in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said. (AFP/File/Joel Saget)
2 HeLLFiRes used..
ap has it at 6
Drone attack in northwestern Pakistan kills 6
Over/Under on the next strike is 7
Peshawar should have been a sand lot before 2001 closed out.
Graphic on the leadership of the Pakistani Taliban. Pakistan's Taliban
have threatened to avenge the death of their leader in a US strike, as experts warned
of possible attacks by a new leadership keen to prove its strength.
More troops sent to Afghanistan and the war’s expansion into Pakistan continues. So, where are the anti-war protesters? Barry is a war criminal, right?
So, where are the anti-war protesters?
Barry is a war criminal, right?
It goes with the title Commander-in-Chief if you listen to his wacky lackies and their continued hunt for Bush and Cheney and Rummy’s heads on pikes.
hmmm.....this discussion makes me wonder if we ought to start doing a little “Barry is a War Criminal” astroturfing...