Offiziere.ch: Drone Mishap Draws Risky Air Strike

02.03.12

Categorie: Afghanistan, David Axe, Pakistan, Robots |
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David Axe photo.

by DAVID AXE

Potentially hundreds of bystanders nearly perished when a suspected U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone fired a missile over North Waziristan in Pakistan’s restive northwest near the border with Afghanistan last week.

The drone’s target? Another suspected U.S. robotic warplane that had crashed.

As many as 400 people, including government officials and soldiers, had gathered to inspect the crashed aircraft. “We were looking for the wreckage of the drone in Machikhel village, Mir Ali, and were almost close to the debris of the destroyed aircraft when one of the drones flying over the area fired a missile and hit two missiles lying on the ground,” a senior official told The International News.

The missile narrowly missed the crowd. “It would have caused heavy losses to security forces and others engaged in the search operation. They were lucky to survive,” the official said.

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One Response to “Offiziere.ch: Drone Mishap Draws Risky Air Strike”

  1. Clinton says:

    Human rights abuses are happening all over the world, all you have to do is look at the surface of Israel. If the US cared about human rights, it would stop Israel dead in its tracks. But the media, the US govt., entertainment, banks, they are all owned by selfish people who perpetuate their own views. Like I said, you are all wrapped deep in the matrix. Your own psyche will convince you not to stop and think. Ponder.

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