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US drone crashes in South Waziristan

US drone crashes in South Waziristan

Sep 18, 2011 - 15:39

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): An unmanned US aircraft was crashed in Pakistaninfo-icon's northwestern tribal region of South Waziristan, near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, on Sunday morning, an official said.

The CIA-operated went down in the Makin area due to a technical fault at around 10am, an intelligence official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.

Since the Talibaninfo-icon had not have a large presence in the area, the aircraft might have crashed due to a technical fault, local journalist Naseer Azam said.

Mullahinfo-icon Nazir, a local Taliban commander, had claimed responsibility for shooting down a drone in the Angoor Ada area of South Waziristan in September 2008.

The US military has been using the unmanned surveillance aircraft for years to target Waziristan-based insurgents, blamed for incursions into neighbouring Afghanistan.


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