North Waziristan: US drone strike kills 8 in Datta Khel
PESHAWAR (Dunya News)— A US drone strike targeting militants on Wednesday killed eight locals in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan, Dunya News reported.
The drone attack was carried out in North Waziristan where the Pakistan Army is fighting against the militants for the past three months to wipe out terrorism from the country.
The drone fired four missiles on a house and vehicle killing as many as eight people.
Drone strikes were halted for six months at the request of the Pakistani government. However, the USA resumed strikes during the Zarb-e-Azb operation. The following drone strikes took place during the operation:
11 June – Two drone attacks were carried out in Miramshah killing at least 16 suspected militants while injuring several others. The drone strikes on June 11 can be considered the first drone attacks of 2014 since the previous strike occurred in December 2013.
18 June – At least six militants were killed in Miramshah.
10 July – Drone strike in the Datta Khel area killed seven militants and injured three others.
16 July - A strike firing four missiles in the tehsil of Datta Khel killed twenty militants and injured five.
19 July - A drone strike carried out in in the tehsil of Madakhel, Data Khel, North Waziristan killed at least eleven militants, including two commanders.
6 August - A strike in Datta Khel killed six militants and injured two others.