Drones kill 30 in the Waziristans

Over 30 terrorists were reportedly killed in drone attacks in North and South Waziristan over the past 24 hours. This is the third drone strike in the tribal agencies of Pakistan this month and the toll, by previous records, was unusually high.

Late on Monday night, the unmanned drones operated by the CIA struck at a compound in Gorvak village in North Waziristan, killing nearly a dozen terrorists. This was followed by a crack-of-dawn attack on a house in Shawal, a village that borders the two Waziristans. Some hours later there was a third drone pounding missiles into a compound in South Waziristan.

These three drone visits in quick succession come close on the heels of the U.S. moving for a $800-million cut in military aid to Pakistan. Though Islamabad has protested against drone strikes in the past and has in recent months billed them as the core irritant in bilateral relations, no protest was lodged over the latest drone strikes, indicating all those killed were terrorists.

  • Three strikes in 24 hours
  • No protest from Islamabad

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