US drone strike kills three suspected militants in Pakistan’s northwest

Eurasia News

MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike killed at least three suspected militants and injured several others in restive North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday night, Dispatch News Desk reported.

The reports said that the US drone fired two missiles on a compound in Angar Kalli area near Miramshah Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency, that left at least three suspected militants dead and several others wounded.

The latest drone attack took place when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its allies are holding its sit-in protest to block containers carrying supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan against US drone strikes in Pakistani territory.

The legendary cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan-led PTI activists have set up camps at five major highways of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including Ring Road in Peshawar, Khairabad Bride in Noushera, Indus Highway Chowk in Bannu, Charsadda Interchange, Kohat’s Indus Highway and Korai and Ramak areas of Dera Ismail Khan where they are checking vehicles heading to Afghanistan.

The PTI activists are checking customs documents listing the goods being transported to Afghanistan and only those containers are being allowed to enter Afghanistan which carry goods other than supplies for NATO troops.

The PTI protest follows a US drone strike in the Tal area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district which had killed at least six people, including a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, and injured another on November 21.

Afterwards, the PTI had lodged an First Information Report (FIR) against Hangu drone attack and sought nomination of US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) director and a man whom the party claimed was the agency’s station chief in Pakistan as murder suspects in the attack.