Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

5 killed in South Waziristan drone strike

5 killed in South Waziristan drone strike

By
On
Aug 01, 2011 - 15:18

ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five suspected militants were killed when their vehicle was struck by a pilotless US drone in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of South Waziristan on Monday, an official said.

Five local Taliban were killed in the missile strike in the Barmal area, near the Afghanistan border, a Wana-based political administration official, Shoaib Wazir, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Two missiles were fired at the vehicle that was completely destroyed and five of its occupants killed, the official said.

Haji Abdul Wahab Dawar, an elder from Barmal, said two houses were damaged by the missile assault that happened around noon. He feared the death toll could go up.

Another resident, Riaz Gul, alleged the dead were civilians, with no links to the Taliban. The drones continued to fly over the area for quite some time after the strike, he said. 

mud        


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Advertisement

Advertisement