27 die in SWA drone attacks

Tariq Saeed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - Peshawar—The American drones in yet another deadly missiles hit in South Waziristan Agency Monday afternoon killed up to 6 people and wounded several others. The locals fear the death toll may go higher.

Reports reaching here from Wana the summer Headquarters of SWA say the predator planes which were hovering over the region since morning targeted a couple of vehicles in Shawal area of Tehsil Barmal of SWA with a couple of hellfire missiles destroying both the vehicles. Some reports say the American planes fired four missiles.

Official sources confirmed that at least eight suspected militants were killed in drone strike in small town of Shawal on the border between North and South Waziristan in US drone attack on Monday

The spokesman of Suicidal wing of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Shakir-ullah Shakir was among those killed in Monday’s drones hit. However, the local sources said there were no reports if those killed were the militants.

“The target of the American planes were two vehicles in Barmal Tehsil and they fired four missiles on the vehicles which were damaged badly and we fear that many people were killed in the missiles attack and were all locals”. Residents said. The locals, as the sources say, rushed to the site of the missiles attack and started retrieving the dead bodies and the victims. The last report which came in said the death toll of the Monday’s drone’s strikes has crossed a dozen figure. In another drone attack, 21 people were killed when a house was targeted.

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