US denies drone shot down in Pakistan

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Washington, Sept 24 : The US has denied a Pakistan claim of shooting down an unmanned American drone in South Waziristan last night.

"No such thing occurred," one senior US official said while denying the reports, reported The Telegraph.

Earlier, reports had quoted Pakistani intelligence officials as saying local Taliban groups had shot down a drone on Tuesday night.

A Pakistani TV channel reported security forces had discovered the remains of the drone near the Afghan border. The channel said that the local Pashtun tribesmen claimed to have shot down the machine.

US operations - including bomb attacks carried out using drones - have attracted bitter resentment in Pakistan. Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani said that foreign troops would not be allowed on Pakistani soil.

ANI

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