Drone strike in North Waziristan kills 7, injures 3

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NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A drone strike in North Waziristan killed seven people and injured three others, Express News reported on Thursday.

The unmanned aircraft fired two missiles, targeting a house and car in the Datta Khel area of the agency.
According to sources, four of the deceased were foreigners.

The last drone strike carried out in the tribal area was on June 18. It had killed at least six militants in North Waziristan.

More than 2,000 people have been killed in drone attacks since August 2008 according to an AFP tally, with critics charging that the strikes cause many civilian casualties.

Also Read: Zarb-i-Azb: Five suspected militants killed in NWA airstrikes

Previous strikes

On June 11, two successive drone strikes reportedly killed around 16 people and injured few others in Miramshah.

This was the year’s first drone strike after a six-month lull. The previous drone attack on Pakistani soil occurred on December 25, 2013 in the Qutab Khel area of Miramshah, killing four suspected militants.

According to media reports, the strikes were temporarily halted at the Pakistani government’s request.

First Published In The Express Tribune, 10th July, 2014.

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