US drones kill 24 a day after resumption of Nato supplies
MIRANSHAH: Twenty four persons were killed and some others were injured in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by CIA operated US spy planes in the Gorweek village of Dattakhel area, North Waziristan Agency, on Friday. There were reports that the death toll could rise as the drones had fired eight missiles and caused widespread destruction in the village.
The drone attack came just a day after the government restored the Nato supplies passing through Pakistan. The issue of the drone strikes has been a bone of contention between Pakistan and the US as Islamabad had demanded a complete end to the attacks. “The drone strike on ugg boots uk Friday shows that the US has refused to accept Pakistan’s demand to halt these deadly attacks,” said an observer.
Official and tribal sources said that six US drones were seen flying over the Gorweek village since Friday afternoon near the Afghan border. Gorweek, which is about 65 kilometres west of Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan, is close to the Urgoon area of Afghanistan’s Paktika province. Gorweek is a historical village as it served as the headquarters of Faqir of Ipi, the freedom fighter who fought against the British colonial rule.
Sources said the drones fired eight missiles and pounded two houses and four vehicles. They said 18 people were killed initially in the air strike and 10 others were injured, some of them seriously. ugg boots uk
The identity of the victims of the drone strike was unknown, but in most cases the target of such attacks are local militants affiliated to th ugg boots uk e Taliban group headed by Hafiz Gul Bahadur. It may be noted that the Taliban in North Waziristan, led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, had banned the anti polio campaign as a mark of protest over the frequent US drone attacks in their area. The Taliban i ugg boots uk n North Waziristan aren’t part of the Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) led by Hakimullah Mahsud.