Fresh US drone strike kills 4 suspected terrorists in Pak tribal region

Written by: Nairita Das
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Islamabad, Oct 2 (ANI): At least four people were killed in a US drone attack in the tribal areas in North Waziristan.

According to a private channel, three missiles were fired at an area near Miranshah, which is the central town of North Waziristan, reported.

Waziristan is home to several Taliban leaders, including Hakimullah Mehsood, Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Mulla Nazir, who are fighting against the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

About twenty drone strikes have taken place in September so far- the highest for a month since the Americans started using drones inside Pakistan in 2004.

Beyond the CIA drone strikes, the war along the Af-Pak border region is escalating in other ways as well, as three ISAF air strikes in Pakistani territory killed more than 50 suspected members of the Haqqani network, according to an estimate by US military officials. Pakistani officials have criticised the attacks, saying that NATO's mandate is to carry out attacks only in Afghanistan.

But the CIA's campaign has also raised concerns that the drone strikes are fuelling anger in the Muslim world. The Times Square bomber told a judge that the CIA drone campaign was one of the factors that led him to attack the Americans. (ANI)

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