US DRONE ATTACK

  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif October 10, 2013

    The Pakistan government is serious about holding talks with the Taliban in keeping with a mandate given by all political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday. The government wants to take forward the talks process with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region, Sharif told reporters during a...
  • Pakistan to raise US drone attacks issue at UN September 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to raise the issue of US drone attacks in its tribal regions at the United Nations, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Foreign office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry rejected any agreement with the US on the use of drone attacks and said these violate territorial sovereignty and integrity, Xinhua...
  • US drone attack kills two in Pakistan, first hit in Ramzan July 14, 2013

    Peshawar: At least two were terrorists were killed when a US drone struck a suspected militant hideout in a tribal region close to Afghan border in northwest Pakistan, the first such attack in the month of Ramzan. The CIAoperated drone fired two missiles late last night, targeting a motorcycle and a...
  • Pakistan: 18 killed in US drone attack, say officials July 3, 2013

    Islamabad: A US drone targeted a residential compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing at least 18 suspected terrorists, officials said on Wednesday. The CIAoperated unmanned plane fired four missiles targeting the compound and the vehicle in Danday Darpakhel area in...
  • Nawaz Sharif expresses concern over US drone strikes June 1, 2013

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan, on Friday expressed strong reservations over US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory. The drone strikes were not only violation of Pakistan's sovereignty but also against international laws and UN charter, reported Xinhua citing Sharif, the chief of Pakistan...
  • Pakistan: Six people killed in US drone attack, 2 injured May 29, 2013

    Islamabad: A US drone attack killed at least six suspected terrorists in Pakistan's lawless North Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, the first such strike since the country's General Elections and the announcement of a new policy for the use of the CIAoperated spy planes by President Barack Obama. The spy plane...
  • Yemen: Al Qaeda's No 2 succumbs to wounds January 25, 2013

    Sanaa: Al Qaida's No 2 in Yemen died of wounds sustained in a US drone attack in 2012 in southern Yemen, the country's official news agency and a security official said on Thursday. Saeed alShihri, a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the US military...
  • Pak leader Imran Khan offloaded from a USbound flight October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan was offloaded from a USbound flight at Toronto International airport in Canada on Friday just hours after he criticised the US for drone attacks in Pakistan's restive Waziristan region. The Pakistan TehreekiInsaf (PTI) chief was reportedly questioned for his fundraising activities and his...
  • Pakistan: 18 militants killed in US drone strikes August 24, 2012

    Islamabad: US drones targeted three militant compounds in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region on Friday killing at least 18 insurgents, just a day after Pakistan summoned a top American diplomat to lodge protest over such attacks calling them a violation of its sovereignty. The CIAoperated spy planes targeted the militant...
  • Pak military reluctant to confirm Kashmiri's death August 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Notwithstanding Taliban's insistence that militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri is dead, senior Pakistani military authorities in South Waziristan tribal region are still reluctant to confirm that he was killed in a US drone strike over a year ago. "We, on our own level, did some investigations but could not find any...
  • 7 militants killed in US drone strike in Pakistan August 19, 2012

    Islamabad: Seven militants were killed on Sunday when US drones targeted two vehicles in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, the second such attack in the area in hours. Two CIAoperated drones fired four missiles at two vehicles carrying militants in Shawal area of North Waziristan Agency early on Sunday morning,...
  • First Drone strike during Ramzan kills 25 in Pak August 10, 2011

    Islamabad: A US drone targeted a compound and a vehicle in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 25 militants of alQaeda linked Haqqani network, in the first such attack during the Islamic holy month of Ramzan. Eight militants were injured in the attack. They...
  • Rare US missiles hit northwest Pakistan June 20, 2011

    Parachinar, Pakistan: Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at a vehicle and a house in northwest Pakistan, killing at least seven people on Monday in a rare attack in an area where some of NATO's fiercest enemies have reportedly travelled, Pakistani officials said. The first attack in the Kurram tribal area hit...
  • US, Pak authorities dispute Kashmiri's death June 7, 2011

    London: US and Pakistani authorities disagree sharply over claims that senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent missile strike, officials from both countries said on Monday, suggesting sharp strains persist between authorities in Washington and Islamabad. Two days ago, intelligence officials in Pakistan claimed that Kashmiri, a...
  • Pak army probing report of Hakimullah Mehsud's death January 31, 2010

    Islamabad: The Pakistani army says it is investigating reports that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has died from injuries sustained in a US drone missile strike. Pakistani army spokesman Gen. Athar Abbas says the army is using its agents in Pakistan's northwest where the death is reported to have occurred to...
  • Ally Pak gets no break from US missile attacks January 14, 2010

    Islamabad: The United States has unleashed an unprecedented number of missile attacks by unmanned drones in northwest Pakistan over the last two weeks, including one Thursday that officials said killed 10 alleged militants in what was once a religious school. The barrage signals the Obama administration's intent to press ahead with...
  • Baitullah death, shot in the arm for USPak offensive August 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as the joint USPakistan offensive has claimed a major boost with the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the death of Pakistani Taliban commander has more to it than meets the eye. Baitullah had been on the run for months. He had been accused of stoking the insurgency in...
  • Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud killed August 7, 2009

    Islamabad: The chief of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed, a close aide to the militant leader said on Friday, adding that a meeting was being held to "choose his successor". He died with his wife on Wednesday in northwestern Pakistan in a suspected US missile attack that also...
  • Pak Taliban chief Mehsud's wife killed in missile attack August 5, 2009

    Peshawar: The wife of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was one of three killed on Wednesday in a missile strike by a suspected US drone in South Waziristan region on the the Afghan border, a relative said. "I confirm that the female that was killed in the strike was the wife...
  • Suspected US drone attack kills 13 in NW Pakistan April 4, 2009

    Pakistan: A suspected US drone fired two missiles on Saturday at an alleged militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan, leaving 13 people dead in a volatile area near the Afghan border where a suicide bomber killed at least two civilians, officials said. The US is suspected of carrying out more than...
  • Suspected US drone strike, militant attacks kill 17 in Pak April 2, 2009

    Islamabad: A suspected US missile strike killed 12 Taliban militants on Wednesday in Pakistan's restive tribal region, while suspected terrorists ambushed a police patrol, killing five police personnel in the northwest, officials said. Two missiles believed to have been fired by a US drone hit a compound in Khadezai village...
  • US does it again, drone attack kills 12 in Pakistan March 2, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 12 people were killed in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's restive tribal region Sunday, Geo TV reported. Two backtoback missiles were fired from a US drone that hit a house in Sararogha area of tribal district South Waziristan, the stronghold of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. "The missiles...