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Drone kills seven ahead of ISI chief’s Washington visit

The Nation [1]
July 30, 2012

MIRAMSHAH – A US drone strike Sunday killed at least seven suspected militants in North Waziristan days before the country’s intelligence chief visits Washington with the contentious raids likely to be discussed.

It was the second attack in the month of Ramazan. A US unnamed aircraft reportedly fired missiles that struck a compound and a moving vehicle at Khushhali Turikhel village near Mirali, 35 kilometres east of Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, which lies on the border with Afghanistan.

Officials said at least six missiles were fired which hit a militant compound and a car. Resultantly, seven militants were killed. However, it was not immediately clear if there was an important militant killed in the attack. The locals were trying to recover dead bodies buried under the debris. The officials said that almost six US drones were hovering in the air on NWA, and later on, one of them hit the targets.

The fresh drone attack hit NWA days before Pakistan’s spymaster, Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam is going to hold talks in Washington on August 1-3 with his CIA counterpart.

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