ISPR: (Pakistan’s drone kills three militants in Shawal: ISPR)

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Monday used indigenous armed drone Burraq for the first time in a compound in the North Waziristan tribal region, killing three high-profile terrorists.

The strike took place in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, where the army has been battling militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda since June last year. According to media reports, the drone strike was confirmed by Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Salim Bajwa.

“The homemade armed drone “Burraq”, which translates as “flying horse”, was introduced to the public in March, with officials hailing it as a key element in Pakistan ongoing war against terrorism,” the ISPR director general was quoted as saying in the media report.