US drone kills two militants in Pakistan
[DAWN] PARACHINAR: Two suspected Afghan Taliban fighters were killed in a dronezap near the Pak-Afghan border on Thursday.
According to officials, a US drone targeted a cycle of violence in the Ahmadi Shama area of Lower Kurram at about 1.30pm, killing the two krazed killers. They were identified as Afghan Taliban capo Qari Abdullah and Shakir. Abdullah belonged to the Subari area in Afghanistan’s Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
The dronezap occurred in the area where the funeral of TTP Kurram chapter head Fazal Saeed Haqqani was held in December last year. He was killed by his own bodyguard.
This is the first dronezap inside Pakistain’s tribal region this year. The previous such attack had killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Noshki district of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
on May 21 last year.
Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told Dawn in Islamabad that the government was ascertaining the situation on the ground.
The very first of the more than 420 attacks occurred in 2004 under the government of President George W. Bush, but it was under President Barack Obama
I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something...
that their use increased substantially, before tapering off in his second term, according to AFP. Last year there were only three.
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