PESHAWAR: Drone attack in North Waziristan caused the lives of 15 people while four injured.
According to a national news agency, American Drone fired 4 missiles in Datta Khel, a district in North Waziristan, as a result of which 15 people are reported to be killed and 4 wounded. The sources said that a house and a vehicle were aimed by the Drone.
It must be remembered that it is the second Drone attack in North Waziristan after the launching of operation Zarb-i-Azb. However, with this strike, the total number of Drone assaults has become 3 in this year.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates the following cumulative statistics about US drone strikes.
(As of January 2014)
Total strikes: 381
Total reported killed: 2,537 – 3,649
Civilians reported killed: 416 – 951
Children reported killed: 168 – 200
Total reported injured: 1,128 – 1,557
Strikes under the Bush Administration: 51
Strikes under the Obama Administration: 330