July 24, 2010
US drone attack kills 16 militants in SWA
Did the drones just go afterHakimullah?
A US unmanned aircraft fired five missiles at a suspected insurgent camp in Angooradda in South Waziristan, killing 16 people and injuring several, security officials said.Updates when we get them...
"The locals have pulled 16 bodies and some survivors from the debris of the compound that was hit by the missiles," an intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.
He said the insurgents were using the compound to conduct cross-border raids against US-led international troops in Afghanistan.
"This place belonged to Mullah Nazir's men," the official said.
Nazir is a tribal warlord and an important Taliban commander based in South Waziristan, where Pakistani troops have been fighting militants since mid-October.
Some foreigner were also said to be killed in missile attack.
There are also reports that the hideout could be that of local commander Hakimullah . According to locals the Taliban commander is safe.
The drones continued to hover over SWA due to which the locals could not start the relief activities and there are fears that the death toll could rise.