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Sunday, October 30, 2011

U.S. Drones Kill Six in Pakistan

After the suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed American troops I suspect there will be more predator drone strikes over the next week or so.

Its a shame that it happens like this instead of really going after those that pull off these attacks before they go full Jihad, take it to them instead of waiting around for diplomacy to work or trying to get the Taliban to sit down for a talk.

Suspected U.S. unmanned aircraft fired six missiles at a vehicle in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border Sunday, killing six alleged militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
The high number of missiles used in the attack in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan seemed to indicate an important militant was targeted. But the identities of those killed were as yet unknown, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Datta Khel is an important base for militants from the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and also from al-Qaida. The U.S. has carried out many strikes in the area in the past, although Washington refuses to acknowledge the CIA-run drone program in Pakistan publicly.
A house was also partly destroyed in Sunday's attack, said the intelligence officials. It was unclear whether any of the six suspected militants who were killed were in the house at the time, or all in the vehicle

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