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Taliban claim shooting down second US Drone

Posted by yourpakistan on January 27, 2010

Taliban on Tuesday claimed that they have shot down another US drone aircraft in the country’s North Waziristan tribal region. It is the second US drone aircraft to have shot down in the same region in four days. OnJanuary 23, Taliban had claimed to have brought down a suspected US drone.

Tribesmen said that the second drone was shot down late on Monday night and the wreckage came down in Afghan side of the border. The militants used anti-aircraft missiles from a mobile launcher fixed on a vehicle to hit the unmanned aircraft, a tribal elder said on phone from Miranshah, the centre of North Waziristan. Tribesmen on Monday announced to gift a car to the tribesman who had shot down the US drone aircraft on January 23.


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