Datta Khel

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Datta Khel (Urdu: دتتا خیل‎) is a town in North Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan. Datta Khel is on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On Sept 25, 2008, as an indication of escalating tensions between nations, Pakistani forces fired warning shots at American aircraft after they crossed into Pakistan’s territory in the area of Saidgai, in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel region.

On March 17, 2011, a US airstrike that killed 44 people in the city led to widespread condemnation in Pakistan. [1]


  1. ^ "80 people reportedly killed in US drone strike in Pakistan". Xinhua. 17 March 2011. Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 33°08′38″N 70°01′26″E / 33.14389°N 70.02389°E / 33.14389; 70.02389