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10 people killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan

Posted By admin On May 5, 2012 @ 3:59 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
May 5, 2012

At least ten persons were killed and several others injured when a US drone attacked a house in North Waziristan Agency on early Saturday morning.

A US drone attack targeting a militant compound killed at least 10 militants in North Waziristan early Saturday, security officials said

The officials said two missiles hit and destroyed the compound in Shawal area, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.

“The death toll in the US drone strike has risen to 10. The drone fired two missiles at the compound,” a security official in Peshawar told AFP. Two security officials in Miranshah confirmed the strike and death toll and added that militants were using the compound as a training centre. They said the mud compound was completely destroyed. Officials had earlier put the death toll at six. The identity of those killed in the strike was yet not known and officials said they were trying to collect more information from the far-flung mountainous area.

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