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India-Pakistan
Drone attack kills four in North Waziristan: sources
2012-12-22
[Dawn] Four suspected bully boyz were killed in a US drone strike Friday afternoon in North Wazoo regions, one of Pakistain's restive northwestern tribal agencies near the Afghan border, intelligence and government sources said.

Although military and political administration officials refuse to comment on such strikes in the tribal areas, intelligence sources said the drone targeted a suspected Death Eater facility located in the Hisukhel area of Mir Ali, about 25 kilometres east of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, the main town in North Waziristan agency.

The drones fired two missiles, destroying the house and killing four bully boyz inside, said the sources on condition of anonymity. The identities of the dead and their affiliation to a Death Eater group were unclear, they added.

Some sources said some foreigners were also among the dead but their nationalities could not be ascertained.

North Waziristan is one of seven regions in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) governed by tribal laws. An bad turban insurgency led by the Pak Taliban (TTP) plagues the region, while the area is known to be infested with Death Eaters, including the al Qaeda and other armed bad turban organizations.

US drones frequently attack Death Eater hideouts in Pakistain's tribal regions, targeting suspected Taliban and al Qaeda Death Eaters.

Reliable casualty figures are difficult to acquire in the tribal areas, which are largely off-limits to news hounds, because of security worries and government restrictions.
Posted by:Fred

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