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US drone aircraft kills Taliban commanders in NW Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Oct 27, IRNA -- A US drone strike in South Waziristan on Thursday killed six Taliban commanders, local media quotged Maulvi Nazir a faction's senior commander as saying.

The drone aircraft fired six missiles at a double door wagon at Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan which left six militants dead and four others injured.

Geo TV reported that Maulvi Nazir has said that commanders killed in the strike are Hazrat Omar, Nazir's younger brother, Khan Mohammad, Miraj Wazir and Ashfaq Wazir.

The CIA operates a covert drone programme which targets suspected militants in countries like Pakistan.

It’s possibly the United States’ worst-kept secret even though it has opened up a debate about the legality of international state-sponsored killing of adversaries.

The United States is essentially deploying aerial robots to wage war along the inaccessible border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Drone “pilots” at CIA headquarters in Virginia move joy sticks around as they watch live video feeds of militants entering compounds, moving along winding mountain roads or planting bombs in northwest Pakistan, which President Barack Obama has called “the most dangerous place in the world”.

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