MIRAMSHAH: Two suspected militants were killed in a US predator strike in Mir Ali Tehsil of North Waziristan Agency late on Saturday night, official intelligence sources told Dawn.com.

Sources said that two missiles were fired from the US drone on suspected militants riding a motorcycle in Mosaki village of North Waziristan’s Mir Ali Tehsil.

They said that the suspects were killed and the strike also partially damaged the nearby houses. However, they failed to confirm other casualties.

North Waziristan region is close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), governed by tribal laws.

Attacks by unmanned US aircraft are deeply unpopular in Pakistan, which says they violate its sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment, but US officials are said to believe the attacks are too important to give up.

The political administration and the military authorities never confirm or deny details about such strikes and most of the information is shared by the intelligence sources or the militants groups themselves who are targeted in such attacks.

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July 14, 2013 12:41 pm

"However, they failed to confirm other casualties". How convenient! Case closed !!!

July 14, 2013 2:47 pm

where is imran khan now '??

who promised to shoot drones with his bat :p

another cheater politician

July 14, 2013 3:14 pm

It is now known that any men over the age of fifteen killed by the US/Nato forces are described as "Taliban" or "Militants".

glenn skelton
July 16, 2013 1:01 am

Twelve female college students were killed on their bus near Quetta, however any military or militant casualties were not confirmed. How convenient. Comments about drones are specious counters to the direct attacks on unarmed civilians and reflect nothing but the desire to not be targeted for destruction, but to be the proud destroyers. Cheers for the revolve to find and obliterate all of you murderers who dare to claim to be the agents of god in senseless murders.

glenn skelton
July 16, 2013 1:46 am

@Iqbal: Failing to confirm other casualties cannot mean other than there were no other casualties or the cute "However" journalist is obliged to demonstate or point to sources that can, that there WERE other casualties. This is yellow journalism, and lowers regard for DAWN for printing in it present form.

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