Militants shoot down US drone in S. Waziristan: officials - GEO.tv http://geo.tv/3-7-2009/36761.htm Updated at: 1852 PST, Saturday, March 07, 2009 MIRANSHAH: Taliban militants on Saturday shot down a pilotless US drone in tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. Residents and a local police official said two drones were flying low over a village in the South Waziristan tribal district when one of them was hit by militant fire. "We heard the firing by Taliban and then a drone fell down," tribal police official Israr Khan told a foreign news agency. Another security official said the drone crashed in a forest near a Pakistani border post. Pakistan's chief military spokesman said the reports of a drone crash were being investigated. "We have come to know that something has happened there, but we do not have any confirmation," major general Athar Abbas told the news agency in Islamabad. "We are further investigating and trying to find out." More than two dozen suspected US drone attacks have been carried out in Pakistan since August 2008, killing more than 200 people, most of them militants.