Friday, August 21, 2009
A pre-dawn US missile strike Friday killed at least 13 people in a border tribal area of northwest Pakistan known as a Taliban hideout, officials said.
A missile hit a house near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, at 3:50 am (2150 GMT Thursday), a Pakistani security official told AFP.
“It was a drone attack. The missile targeted a house in Dandey Darpa Khel,” he said, adding that the building was badly damaged.
“So far 13 bodies have been recovered,” said the official, who had earlier put the death toll at nine.