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MIRAMASHAH: At least three suspected militants were reported killed and several others injured when two missiles were fired by a US drone on a compound in Angar Kalli area near Miramshah Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency on Thursday night, intelligence and local sources told

The identity of the militants could not be ascertained as the drone strike was carried out at 12 am.

The sources said that drones had been hovering over the area for hours.

Earlier on Nov 21, a US drone strike in the Tal area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Hangu district had killed at least six people, including a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, and injured another.

The attack had come a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said the US had assured Pakistan of not conducting drone strikes targeting the leaders of TTP if dialogue began between them and the Pakistani government.

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Zulfiqar Nov 29, 2013 11:46am

Waiting for Another FIR by PTI against CIA, Why USA is Targetting Peace Loving Talibans..

ejaz Nov 29, 2013 12:00pm

In my opinion, Pakistanis should be thankful to Americans for doing their job. Drones have neutralized several terrorist. I don't understand why Pakistan want to negotiate and what is there to negotiate with them. Pakistan negotiated with them in Sawat and everbody know what we got in return.

abu Nov 29, 2013 12:24pm

Welcome to the new chief , NOW YOU TAKEOVER, OR WE WILL OVERTAKE!!!!!!

Akbaruddin Nov 29, 2013 01:23pm

What our drones are doing?

Waziristan Nov 29, 2013 02:24pm

@ejaz: Mr Ejaz, when they start bombing via drones in your area and kill your loved ones, how many people you know were killed by US were Taliban. FYI none of TTP members have been killed by US. Have you ever thought who is sponsoring TTP ,for sure the one who are using Drones.

Indian Nov 29, 2013 04:43pm

@Waziristan: In fact, they do know the pain of all the bombings, shootings etc.

noon Nov 29, 2013 05:32pm

@Waziristan: Are you saying that TTP leaders were killed by Pakistan Army, if you are saying that then I would like you to please read the newspapers along with the FIR lodged by PTI against US...Get your facts straight buddy!!!!

azmat khan Nov 29, 2013 06:25pm

Drone attack very bad.Where is IK? Actually drones are the only scare for Taliban.Let drones work.These will herd Taliban to the talks table and they will entreat Pakistan for negotiations.

Akko Nov 29, 2013 07:45pm

Every time, there is a Drone attack, Pakistan should send a thank you note to U.S. They are doing, what Pakistanis should be doing . Pakistan does not have the will or the desire to take on these killers. As far as I am concerned, more Drone attacks are welcome. This is the only thing, which scares these killers. Pakistan talks of sovereignty. They can't even send a Police man to these areas. Pakistan has no sovereignty over tribal reas.

s malik Nov 29, 2013 10:30pm

Its really a disgrace that Pakistani media uses words such as "suspected militant" when Pakistanis in Pakistan get killed by CIA drones. Its a shame

manqul Nov 29, 2013 10:54pm

If any country murdered USA citizen on USA soil then USA will declare war on that country. So like for like Pakistan should not allow USA to get away with it. Pakistan should arrest all CIA Officials in Pakistan and should stop any USA supplies getting to Afghanistan. Pakistan people have a duty to make private arrest of CIA officials for murder. It is also Pakistan Police job to arrest CIA officials in Pakistan for murder by Drones. Murder is Murder even when the murder is by USA. A court in Peshawar has ruled that USA is guilty of murder by Drones in Pakistan.

sudheer Nov 29, 2013 10:57pm

I hope that the new Army Chief will scramble his jets against the drones.

Jaihoon Nov 30, 2013 02:01am

Afghans wholeheartedly support the drone strategic strikes killing terrorists, who have the backing of Pakistani rulers to advance their sordid hegemonic regional agenda, which will trigger untold calamity for Pakistan itself.

Khalish Nov 30, 2013 04:10am

@sudheer: But he must first kill the militants who kill innocent people. Did you forget these are terrorists not your next door good guys.

Dr.Sohaib Abdi Nov 30, 2013 06:58am

Does anybody have a proof that the killed persons were terrorists??

MALI Nov 30, 2013 08:06am

@Waziristan: yeah right baitullah meshud and hakimullah meshud were angels working for betterment of pakistan