Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pakistan: 4 killed in US drone strike in NW Pakistan

Pakistan: 4 killed in US drone strike in NW Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least four people were killed and two others were injured in a U.S. drone strike launched early Saturday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, reported local Urdu TV channel Samaa.

The strike came before 4:30 a.m. local time on Saturday and the target was a house suspected of being a militant's hideout in Miranshah, a main town in North Waziristan, said the report.

Two missiles were fired at the house and the house was completely destroyed following the strike, it said.

Identities of the killed and injured in the strike are not known at this moment.

This is the third U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan within the last four days and it is also the 15th of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan since the beginning of this year. To date, at least 112 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes in 2012.

Located in the country's northwest mountainous region bordering Afghanistan, North Waziristan is believed to be a stronghold of militants who often launch cross-border attacks on the U.S.-led NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Pakistan views the U.S. drone strike on its soil as a serious violation of its sovereighty and a contravention of the international law, but the United States insists that it is an effective way to fight against the terrorists.

Though most of the people killed in the drone strikes are believed to be militants including some important militant leaders, but the so-called precision weapons do often mistakenly kill innocent people.

Editor: Fang Yang

Xinhua Weibo

No comments:

Post a Comment

nakshi handy Products

nakshi handy Products

Handloom Technology

The handloom is simply a weaving device made of wood and iron mainly operated by hand ,relying solely on human metabolic energy. It requires a space barely 8 sq. metres. Handloom weaving is a cottage based industry spread through out the country. The sounds of the handloom is the music of the rural home inviting fortune to them. In the process of weaving the handloom weaver create a harmony of motion and rhythm. The vast majority of Bangladeshi handlooms are engaged in weaving cotton and blended fabrics although handloom cloth of silk earned a good reputation. Famous areas for silk weaving are Rajshahi, Tangail and Nobabgonj . Rajshahi produces mainly silk sarees, a special type of cloth weared by the women folk . Tangail produces also silk saree namely Tangail Muslin and Narayangonj produces the famous Jamdani saree, silk sarees Tangail Muslins and famous jamdani. Zari work called brocade is also famous in Mirpur, Dhaka .In Bangladesh there are different schools of weaving on jacquard, dobby, frame and pit looms .Product assortments made of other are saree , lungie, gamsa, grameen check fabrics, printed bed covers, pillow covers, table mats, kitchen and hand towels, apron, curtain and upholstery, furnishing fabrics, bags bandage etc.