US drones seen hovering over Waziristan even as US-Pak Army chiefs meet over strikes

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Peshawar, Sept 17 : Even as top American military man Michael Mullen is making a hurriedly planned visit to Islamabad to resolve the crisis over US' unilateral strikes on Pakistan's tribal areas, US drones were seen today hovering over the tribal region.

But, they left as soon as tribal people shot fired at them, reported The News.

According to tribal sources, US spy planes were seen patrolling over Mcckain, Ladha and other border areas along Pak-Afghan border. The angry tribals opened fire at the drones after which they flew back.

US drones were also seen flying over skies of Kurram Agency, added the paper.

Meanwhile, Mullen, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Islamabad last evening to discuss the ongoing military operations along the Pak-Afghan border and war on terror.

Mullen will discuss the prevailing security situation in the region with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

NATO's ISAF head General David McKiernan is also expected to arrive today.

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