| September 23, 2008 at 10:22 am
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Pakistani security forces and Wazir tribesmen Tuesday evening shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States near Angoor Adda in troubled South Waziristan Agency.
According to official and tribal sources at Angoor Adda, a town near border between South Waziristan Agency of Pakistan and Paktika province of Afghanistan, the Pakistani security forces and armed Wazir tribesmen shot down the US spy plane.
“The security forces and Wazir tribesmen fired at the plane and shot it down,” said a security official based on the border on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to media.
The wreckage of the drone was reportedly lying scattered in a border village.
The official said the drone had been flying over Pakistani border villages since Tuesday morning.
Sources in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan Agency, said they received reports from their fellow tribesmen living near the border that a US drone had been shot down.
Security officials said four US drones were flying over various towns of South Waziristan inhabited by the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe.
However, the Pakistan Army did not say anything about the incident till late night.