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Pakistani drone Burraq killed militants in Shawal

08 September, 2015

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PESHAWAR: At least three suspected militants were killed while a militant hideout was destroyed in Shawal valley of North Waziristan in the first ever air strike by the Pakistan-made drone Burraq.

The armed drone was used for the first time since its development in November 2013. Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Bajwa announced the first ever use of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on his Twitter page adding that a terrorist compound was hit and three militants were killed in the air strike carried out by Burraq. This information, however, could not be independently verified as reporters have limited access to the restive agency. Pakistan already has several types of unarmed surveillance drones in operation, but ‘Burraq’ and ‘Shahpar’ were the first surveillance drones to be developed locally.

Burraq was developed alongside Shahpar in cooperation with the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), which is a civilian controlled Pakistani scientific research organisation. Pakistan Army had tested ‘Burraq’ armed with laser-guided Barq missile for the first time on March 14, 2015. Both Burraq drone and Barq missile, according to the army, have been indigenously developed. The trials were witnessed by army chief Gen Raheel Sharif who said it was a “great national achievement and momentous occasion”

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