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US drone strikes leave 17 dead in Pakistan

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Several US drones have fired at least 10 missiles into the Pakistani tribal areas, killing 17 people and injuring several others, Pakistani officials say.

Multiple drones launched an onslaught on several houses in North Waziristan on Thursday evening.

An intelligence official said 10 missiles fired from five US unmanned aircraft hit two compounds in Angoshga, some 25 kilometers west of the district’s main town of Miranshah.

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“The attacks killed at least 15 militants and injured several more,” DPA quoted the official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Sources say death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured were said to be in critical condition.

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Earlier at around midday, two missiles slammed into a house allegedly used by militants.

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This article was posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 11:50 am





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