ISLAMABAD, June 03: US drone attacks on Sunday killed at least ten people including two senior leaders from the
pro-Pakistan Taliban militants during a fresh wave of strikes in the tribal belt of South Waziristan Agency, bordering Afghanistan.
According to reports four missiles were fired at a house in the Birmal area, instantly killed two militants identified as Malang Nazir and Ghulam Khan Nazir.
Local disclosed that commander Malang Gangikhel and commander Ghulam Khan Tojiakhel came out of a house in Landaiwarai area some 15 kilometers away from Wana, the headquarters of SWA, when US drone hovering at lower altitude targeted their vehicle.
The locals who rushed to the car also become a target of US drone attack increasing the casualties. Malang’s brother Rehmanullah was killed in Saturday’s US drone strike in SWA.
According to unofficial estimates at least 150 people had been killed during drone attacks in Pakistan this year.The US drone attacks in the tribal belt of Pakistan have been a constant source of tension between Islamabad and Washington, as the former considered them as counter productive in war on terror in which a large number of innocent tribesmen had been killed in the past.
The Pakistan parliament terming such attacks as blatant violations of international laws, had already demanded through its unanimous resolution that US drones in the tribal areas should immediately end, calling on Washington to realize its implications coupled with a big question mark on Pakistan’s sovereignty.