Drone kills 10 militants in NWA | Pakistan Today

Drone kills 10 militants in NWA

At least 10 suspected local and foreign militants were killed and several others were injured in a US drone attack in Tappi village, near Spalga, North Waziristan, in the early hours of Wednesday. Reports from North Waziristan said two missiles fired by a US drone hit a suspected militant compound some 15 kilometres from Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan.
The missiles destroyed portions of the compound, killing 10 of its occupants and wounding several others. Soon after the strikes, militants closed off the site to outsiders and moved the dead bodies and their injured comrades to an undisclosed location. Officials said the casualties included foreigners but their exact identity was yet to be determined. “The attack triggered a fire in the compound and 10 militants were killed,” a military official in Peshawar told AFP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media. Some local residents in Tappi contacted by AFP said the militants announced over a mosque loudspeaker that funeral prayers for the dead would be held on Wednesday afternoon.



Related posts

Top