Officials: Suspected US drone crashes in Pakistan
Friday, September 16, 2011
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone has crashed in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.
The officials say the drone crashed Saturday night near Jangara village in the South Waziristan tribal area and that the Taliban got hold of the drone debris.
The officials said Sunday that they learned of the crash by intercepting Taliban radio communications. It is unclear what caused the crash.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.
The U.S. Embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The U.S. normally does not discuss the covert CIA-run drone program in Pakistan.