Pakistan says homemade drone ‘kills three militants’

“Pakistan’s military says it has deployed a locally-made drone for the first time, killing three militants near the Afghan border. In a statement, the army said missiles fired by the drone had hit a compound in the North Waziristan tribal region. The army unveiled its Burraq (Prophet’s Horse) drone in March, saying it could fire laser-guided missiles.”
“Pakistan officially opposes drone strikes carried out by the United States in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It has consistently demanded help with developing its own drone technology, but the US has refused to supply this. Military spokesman Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa said the Burraq drone hit a suspected militant hideout in the Shawal valley.” (Coordination Center)



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