Drone attack in Hangu kills 8, injures 3

Drone attack in Hangu kills eight, injures three. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Drone attack in Hangu kills eight, injures three. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

HANGU: A drone fired four missiles at a madrassa in Hangu, killing eight people and injuring three others on Thursday, Express News reported.

According to Reuters, two of the deceased were identified as teachers.

The missiles were fired at Islami Madrassa Muktaba Darul uloom in Tal area of Hangu in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Local security officials identified two of the dead as Mufti Ahmad Jan and Mufti Hameedullah, both members of the Haqqani network.

Yesterday, the United States had assured Pakistan that it will temporarily call off the controversial drone campaign if the Taliban sat across the table with government negotiators for peace talks, the prime minister’s top foreign policy aide Sartaj Aziz had revealed.

Previous drone attacks

Islamabad’s fledgling peace process with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) fell apart earlier this month after a remotely-piloted aircraft killed Hakimullah Mehsud in a missile strike in North Waziristan Agency on Novmeber 1.

On October 31, a drone had fired missiles at a target in Miranshah, North Waziristan killing at least three people. The drone had reportedly fired missiles at a room and vehicle in the Miranshah Bazaar that caused two large explosions and resulted in the deaths of three people, locals had said.

Source: AFP

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